CHICAGO — A child's parents are suing Dr. Robin Kindred, Dr. Yvette Cordorva, Dr. Laura Laumen, Dr. Tanya Rubenstein and other doctors, nurses and midwives, citing alleged negligence and violations of the Family Expense Act.
Tameria Wren and Devell Fort Sr. filed a complaint July 3 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that the defendants failed to timely arrange for a Caesarean section and allowed Wren to continue labor with a ruptured membrane when they allegedly knew or should have known that the unborn baby was at an increased risk of injury.
According to the complaint, Wren gave birth in April 2015 after being admitted to the University of Illinois Medical Center because she was in labor three days earlier. The plaintiffs claim the baby suffered from hypoxia, asphyxia and ischemia that occurred during the delivery, causing severe and permanent brain damage and other injuries.
Wren and Fort Sr. said the defendants should be held responsible because they allegedly had a duty to exercise due care and caution in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of Wren's pregnancy and the delivery.
The plaintiffs seek an amount in excess of $50,000. They are represented by Levin & Perconti in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018-L-006924