On behalf of a mother whose child suffered brain damage during labor and delivery, Levin & Perconti filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The lawsuit alleges that the nursing staff failed to inform the mother of prolonged labor and of the baby’s failure to descend after observing fetal bradycardia. Fetal bradycardia occurs when a fetus’ heart rate drops during the birthing process.
The suit also alleges that the physicians failed to timely perform the delivery of the baby after she failed to progress during the prolonged second stage of labor. Because of the negligent acts of the personnel at Lutheran General, the baby suffered hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a form of brain damage.