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Couple files lawsuit regarding wrongful death of unborn child

The loss of a child is something that no parent in Illinois should ever have to experience, especially when that loss comes as the result of another party's negligence. Unfortunately, far too many families have been forced to endure a similar loss when a medical professional or facility fails to provide the necessary care during pregnancy. A couple in another state has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, claiming that the negligence of a facility and doctor led to the wrongful death of their unborn child.

According to reports, the woman first visited the facility experiencing pain on her right side and a urinary tract infection. She was pregnant at the time and informed doctors that she had a history of kidney stones. Although a test was performed indicating the presence of several kidney stones, she was released from the facility, despite exhibiting a high heart rate, a fever and nausea.

Her condition continued to deteriorate overnight, and she was rushed back to the hospital the following day where she was diagnosed and treated for sepsis. She spent the following week in intensive care, and although she eventually recovered, the incident led to the death of her unborn child. The couple filed a lawsuit against the facility and doctor and they were awarded a judgment of $1.36 million.

Any form of negligence in a medical setting can have devastating consequences on a person's health. Those who experience loss under similar circumstances could choose to consult with an attorney for advice on the available options for legal recourse. An attorney can evaluate the circumstances a client in Illinois is facing and assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a wrongful death claim.

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