Robertson, a minor v. Advocate Christ Hospital
Settlement: $12 Million
The minor plaintiff was born with a tracheal fistula in a suburban hospital and then transferred to Christ Hospital for surgical repair by pediatric surgeon Dr. Angel Bazuk. Dr. Bazuk performed three unsuccessful surgical attempts to repair the fistula, but in the process paralyzed the child's vocal cords causing her to suffer multiple hypoxic episodes in her sleep resulting in brain damage. Christ Hospital paid 10 million dollars towards the settlement for the negligence of Dr. Bazuk on an apparent agency theory.