JULY 26, 2007
HILARIA LOPEZ, Individually and as Special ) Appeal from the
Administrator for the Estate of Giselle Lopez, ) Circuit Court of
Deceased, and ROBERT DE LEON, ) Cook County.
v. ) No. 01 L 12470
NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, )
MICHAEL SOCOL, and JENNIFER CHAN, ) Honorable
) Thomas L. Hogan,
Defendants-Appellees. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE CAMPBELL delivered the opinion of the court:
This medical malpractice action was brought against defendants Northwestern Memorial
Hospital, Dr. Michael Socol and Dr. Jennifer Chan regarding the labor of plaintiff Hilaria Lopez
and the delivery of her infant, the late Giselle Lopez. Hilaria and the deceased infant's father,
Roberto De Leon, also filed claims under the Wrongful Death and Survival Acts. Following a
trial, the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the defendants. Plaintiffs now appeal.