March 14, 2017
Attorney Kurt D. Lloyd: Judge Approves Settlement Valued at $1.2 Million for Baby Boy Who Suffered Paralyzed Arm During Delivery
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Medical malpractice attorney Kurt D. Lloyd of the Lloyd Law Group, Ltd. represented Emilio and his mother. Attorney Lloyd said: "physicians are trained to not panic during delivery and use standard maneuvers to release the shoulder. Pulling too hard or excessive traction is never the answer. This birth injury could have been avoided."
Emilio's has a permanent Erb's palsy of his right arm--a neurologic injury. Emilio has had two surgeries at Lurie Children's Memorial Hospital in attempts to restore some function to his arm. Attorney Lloyd said: "Emilio will never swing a baseball bat like other children."
The settlement is valued at $1.2 million, including $950,000 in cash and a waiver of reimbursement of over $250,000 in past paid medical expenses. The settlement also sets up a Special Needs Trust so that Emilio can receive medical care for his arm for life and modifications can be made to his home to help with daily living needs.
The case is Emilio Garcia, a minor by his mother Beronica Garcia v. Loraine Endres, MD, Case No. 13 L 8588, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois.
Kurt Lloyd is a trial attorney representing injured victims. He is the author of the newly published book Jury Selection.
Lloyd Law Group, Ltd, a Plaintiff's Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law Firm