Attorney James A. Karamanis of The Barney & Karamanis, LLP, has achieved a verdict in the amount of $530,000, in what is believed to be the only Plaintiff’s verdict in the State of Illinois for a wrongful birth case.
The suit was brought against an obstetrician/gynecologist and local clinic for failing to inform a 35-year-old pregnant mother of the risks of having an abnormal child over the age of 35, and failing to offer her amniocentesis testing. The clinic’s physician also mistakenly assessed gestational age at 23 weeks when the age of the fetus was, in actuality, 16 weeks.
$6.3 million-dollar verdict was achieved on behalf of Estate of 71-year old woman who was sexually assaulted, strangled and killed in the basement of a south shore apartment building that was being renovated by a construction worker hired by the building owner.
$2.1 Million settlement for 46-year old decedent/plaintiff. Plaintiff/decedent presented to an emergency room with complaints of chest pain along with shortness of breath, fever and sore throat.
$2.0 Million-dollar settlement prior to trial. A confidentiality agreement was entered into as part of the settlement.
$1.5 Million settlement for 52-year old decedent/plaintiff. Plaintiff/decedent presented to Hospital for treatment of diabetic foot infection and was admitted.