CHICAGO, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 29, 2016, nationally known attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, together with Jack Beam of the Chicago, Beam and Raymond Law Firm won a $53,000,000 verdict on behalf of their minor brain damaged client, Isaiah Ewing, against the University of Chicago Medical Center. The verdict came following a month-long trial where the jury heard evidence that Isaiah's mother, Lisa Ewing, came to the University of Chicago reporting decreased fetal movement. Following her arrival, Isaiah was immediately determined to be in fetal distress by a first-year resident, but was not seen by an attending obstetrician until 11 hours later. Finally, Isaiah was delivered by emergency C-section 12 hours after Ms. Ewing came to the Hospital. Isaiah, now twelve years old, suffered severe brain damage and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and a seizure disorder due to the delay in his delivery.
Following extensive Post-Trial Motion practice, including a request for a New Trial, the Honorable John Kirby affirmed the jury's verdict and denied the Defendant's request for a New Trial on December 29, 2016.