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Illinois birth injury victim receives millions in settlement

A settlement has been reached in an Illinois birth injury lawsuit involving an Aurora boy who is now 7 years old. The boy allegedly suffered a birth injury when the hospital staff failed to respond to the baby’s low heart rate and reduced oxygen flow caused the drug Pitocin. He was born with metabolic acidosis and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. The defendants in the birth injury lawsuit settled for $6.5 million.

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