$97.4 Million Dollars Largest Malpractice Verdict in Iowa State History

On March 21, 2022, a Johnson County Iowa jury unanimously found in favor of minor-Plaintiff, Scotty, awarding over $97.4 million dollars in damages in a birth trauma medical malpractice case. The largest malpractice verdict in Iowa state history.

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    Verdicts & Settlements
    • $144,585,020 Cerebral Palsy Oakland County, Michigan

      In 2011, Beam Legal Team achieved one of the highest birth injury verdicts in American history. A jury in Detroit found that the labor and delivery nurses, obstetrician, and residents committed several negligent acts during both the prenatal and labor and delivery periods...

    • $97,400,000 Birth Trauma Iowa City, Iowa

      Attorney Jack Beam and Attorney Matt Patterson of Beam Legal Team, LLC in Chicago secured a $97.4 million verdict in a birth trauma lawsuit. The case unfolded in an Iowa City court, and the verdict was the largest of its kind in Iowa state history.

    • $53,000,000 Cerebral Palsy Cook County, Illinois

      A jury has rejected the “unknown infection” argument presented by the defense and awarded more than $50 million to the Ewing family after a birth injury caused Isaiah Ewing’s cerebral palsy.

    • $30,000,000 Brain Injury Cuyahoga County, Ohio

      In Cleveland, Ohio, Beam Legal Team won a record $30 million for a brain damaged 17-year-old boy. A Cuyahoga County jury found that the obstetrician, along with the now defunct hospital, were negligent in neglecting to deliver baby Walter Hollins earlier. Witnesses testified ...

    • $26,000,000 Brain Injury Washington County, Pennsylvania

      Beam Legal Team secured a $26 million verdict for Ryan Taylor, an infant whose hypoglycemia went undiagnosed and untreated. In this case, the doctors and hospital in Washington County, Pennsylvania, violated their own policies and procedures, which required a newborn to be ...

      Jack Beam

      Founder & Partner

      Jack graduated "with distinction" from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science, also garnering undergrad credits in Government from Harvard University. He earned his law degree from Northwestern where he served on the Editorial Board of the Northwestern University Law Review. While in law school Jack served an apprenticeship with Jim Dooley, the "Father of Product Liability Law."

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      Helping Families Just Like Yours

      At Beam Legal Team, we build lasting relationships with our clients. We take just as much pride in our verdicts and settlements as we do in receiving hand-written notes and art from the children we help.

      • “I am so happy with our outcome and so glad we worked as a team to fight to the end.”

        - Tasha and Family
      • “Matt Patterson, my lawyer, always keeping my best interests in mind, was diligent in his investigations and dealings with ...”

        - Irene Bittner
      • “They have angels that fight here...it takes time so don't get discouraged but in the end, you will get results...I only wish ...”

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      • “They helped me to get answers about "what went wrong" during my son's birth that left him with Cerebral Palsy after the ...”

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      • “We can't thank you guys enough for all the hard work. I wouldn't have traded lawyers for anything again.”

        - The West Family

        Chicago Birth Injury Attorneys

        Serious Injuries Require Serious Representation

        When a child suffers trauma during birth or pregnancy, their injuries could very easily be the result of a doctor’s failure to provide the accepted level of care. However, even when it is clear that the doctor is at fault, it does not mean that they won't aggressively challenge the accusation. In these situations, you will need the support of a powerful legal team that has the skills and resources to go up against not only the doctor, but the industry itself. This is what you will find from the Chicago birth injury lawyers at Beam Legal Team.

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        Cases We Handle

        How Our Birth Injury Attorneys Can Help

        The Chicago birth injury attorneys at Beam Legal Team can help provide you with the answers you need during this difficult legal battle. Any mistake by a physician during the birthing process can result in a tragic birth injury that devastates the lives of all involved.

        Healthcare professionals have a moral and legal obligation to properly prevent, diagnose, and treat conditions. When they make a mistake, even those that are accidental, they can be held liable. When it comes to your baby injured at birth, having a powerful and caring legal team by your side is essential to the future of that child. Our experienced birth injury attorneys can help by thoroughly investigating your case, making a settlement demand, filing a lawsuit, and taking your case to court when need be.

        If you have reason to believe that you or your child one has suffered undue injury or illness as a result of negligence on the part of a healthcare professional, it may be in your best interest to file a lawsuit with the assistance of our attorneys.

        Depending on the scenario, we can hold the doctor, midwife, nurse, or hospital staff liable.

        Let Us Help You Get Justice

        Contact Beam Legal Team Today for a Free Consultation

        At Beam Legal Team, our knowledgeable and skilled birth injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the best possible outcome on behalf of the injured child. The child’s quality of life and treatment options will be greatly affected by the settlement or verdict, which is why our mission is to pursue maximum compensation in every case that we represent. Over our years in practice, we have honed our skills and developed a network of respected medical analysts. Find out how this could benefit you by giving us a call today.

        If your child has been injured due to negligence, call our birth injury attorney at Beam Legal Team for a free consultation. You can reach us at (866) 766-3806.

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        Beam Legal Team is a proud official sponsor of the 2022 Great Blue Benefit, which supports the Alliance for the Great Lakes. This organization helps to support and protect the Great Lakes and to create and spread awareness to keep our beaches, coastlines, and drinking water clean. We are so proud to be a platinum sponsor for this fantastic cause!