County To Pay $20M To Settle Lawsuit Over Boy’s Brain Damage

brain injuryFebruary 5, 2013 5:37 PM

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Cook County Board has approved a $20 million settlement for the family of a toddler who suffered severe brain damage after surgery at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, without a word of discussion or debate, county commissioners agreed to settle the medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the Justine Francique, whose son Keith suffered cardiac arrest after surgery at Stroger Hospital in December 2011 to repair an undescended testicle.

It took five minutes before medical personnel to notice Keith’s heart had stopped, and perform CPR.

County To Pay $20M To Settle Lawsuit Over Boy’s Brain Damage

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