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$4 Million Settlement in Delayed Cesarean Section / Brain Injury Case


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.

Domina Law Group represents birth injury victims and their families, as well as serious burn injury victims. We believe trial is like legal surgery – we don’t just casually practice it, we do it. That’s why our motto is Trial Practice. Not Just Talk. If you need an experienced trial lawyer in your corner, get in touch with Domina Law Group today.

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