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Mealey's PI/Product Liability - Record $101.6 Million Awarded By Illinois Jury For Child's Brain Damage At Birth

CHICAGO - An Illinois jury awarded a record $101.6 million on Nov. 5 to a child born with severe brain damage, concluding that health care providers failed to properly monitor him before and during labor. However, an agreement between the parties just before the verdict was announced reduced the award to $50 million (CIBC Bank USA, et al. v. VHS West Suburban Medical Center Inc., et al., No. 16 L 003989, Ill. Cir., Cook Co.).
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