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.
The Court ruled that the University of Chicago Medical Center was given a fair trial and that the jury rendered its award based upon the extensive testimony and evidence presented throughout the case. Despite the Defendant's claims of error, the Court found that nothing prejudiced the Defendant and found all of the arguments by Plaintiff's lead trial counsel, Geoffrey Fieger, to be entirely proper.
The Court did reduce the amount of the verdict by $950,000.00 to $52,050,000 in order to correct a technical error but otherwise affirmed the entirety of the jury's award. As a consequence of Judge Kirby's denial of the Defendant's post-trial motions, the University of Chicago must now pay Isaiah on the judgment or appeal the Court's ruling.
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