Iowa parents were recently awarded $4 million to settle claims that a delayed
cesarean section caused the brain injury of their newborn.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the state of Iowa have agreed
to pay close to $4 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed a delayed
cesarean section caused infant brain damage in the case of Isabella Arenas
Perez. Isabella’s parents filed the claim in July 2012 shortly after
their daughter’s birth.
Breakdown of the settlement:
- $2.2 million will go to Isabella’s parents and attorney fees
- $1,000/mo from April 2016 until November 2028 for Isabella’s guardians
that will increase to $2,570/mo from December 2028 through November 2068
- University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ medical insurance is responsible
for 70% of the settlement
- The state of Iowa is responsible for $1.1 million
The state of Iowa has also recently agreed to a number of other settlements,
including a burn injury case involving a University of Iowa power plant
maintenance worker. The worker sustained severe burn injuries in a workplace
accident, and as a result, the state agreed to pay $25,000 to settle claims
that alleged the school was responsible.
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birth injury victims and their families, as well as serious burn injury victims. We
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