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Beam Legal Team Listed in Top 15 Obstetrical Malpractice Settlements in Michigan 2017

Posted By Beam Legal Team || 16-Feb-2018

Michigan Lawyers Weekly reviews and ranks the greatest verdicts, settlements, and judgements in Michigan every year. After categorizing all usable data from 2017, it has ranked an obstetrical malpractice settlement secured by Attorney Jack Beam of Beam Legal Team, LLC – in co-counsel with Attorney Geoffrey Fieger – as the fourth largest settlement in the state last year. The settlement was valued at $8,000,000.

It is with much pride and excitement we are able to make this announcement. We would like to take this time to congratulate Attorney Jack Beam for his efforts and thank Attorney Fieger for providing invaluable case information. We must also show appreciation for our clients who have believed in us throughout the years. Thanks to your support and patronage, we have become the powerhouse birth injury law firm we are today.

Details of the $8M Settlement Case

Pitocin was negligently used in an attempt to assist a mother through delivery. There were also indications of fetal tachycardia and there were several hours of recurrent late decelerations. The baby was born largely unresponsive yet doctors did not use therapeutic hypothermia to help prevent or minimize brain damage. The child has since been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), and a number of other chronic health conditions that could have been avoided with proper medical care. The $8 million settlement will help pay for preexisting medical costs, all future treatments and rehabilitation, and provide for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering of the child and the family.

If you would like to know more about Michigan Lawyers Weekly and its annual case result ranking, you can click here to visit the organization’s official website article. (Login information may be required.) To learn more about Beam Legal Team, LLC and our birth injury law firm, which serves clients all around the country, you can contact us online or call 866.766.3806 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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