Family Awarded Over $19M for Baby’s Wrongful Death at Hospital

Money on a legal gavel.

Darone Bush was only ten months old when he died. After being fatally injured by negligent doctors and staff at St. Bernard Hospital, his short life was plagued by brain damage due to lack of oxygen during labor and his delivery. Last week a Cook County jury decided St. Bernard Hospital should pay his family $19,025,000 for the loss due to obstetrical malpractice.

During her labor at St. Bernard Hospital on October 17, 2016, Darone’s mother, Charlene Moore was given Cervidil, a medication contraindicated and dangerous for mothers like Moore – having a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) – and the results were deadly. After a harrowing, painful and perilous labor followed by an emergency cesarean, baby Darone was born with acute brain damage. Moore suffered from an extreme loss of blood that required a stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) and recovery before she could even meet her newborn son.

Moore’s legal team says the jury truly considered the facts of the case and the record verdict is appropriate due to the severe medical negligence and pain their clients endured.


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