CHICAGO (WLS) -- A family has been awarded $53 million after the 2004 birth of a boy at University of Chicago Hospital allegedly resulted in the child's brain damage.
When Isaiah Ewing was born April 20, 2004, the birth went horribly wrong. Isaiah suffered a severe brain injury after 12 hours in fetal distress.
It was alleged in the medical malpractice lawsuit that nurses and physicians ignored his mother, Lisa, for hours while she was in the hospital and in desperate need of a C-section, resulting in Isaiah going into fetal distress. His mom says in court the hospital had a different story.
"I was very surprised in court, the lack of remorse, the lies they were telling. I was very shocked," Lisa Ewing said.
Isaiah Ewing has the brain function of a child much younger than his 12 years. He cannot walk. He cannot form complete sentences.
"I laid there - no one came to check on me. No one - I thought I was getting the best care. I wasn't," Lisa Ewing said.
Lisa Ewing says she never received an apology or an explanation when her son was born with severe defects.
"The University of Chicago's arrogance in this case is shocking. Arrogance - and their attempt to convince a jury their own records were wrong, that their own records didn't reflect what happened to Isaiah," said Geoffrey Fieger, attorney for the family.
Court records show the jury wanted to allocate money to go toward Isaiah's past and future medical expenses, the loss of a normal life, and shortened life expectancy.
Isaiah's mom said at a Thursday press conference that while she was always going to take care of her son to the best of her ability, this $53 million settlement will allow him to live the best life possible, even when she's gone.
The University of Chicago has released a statement saying: