Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Birth Injury

A jury in Cook County, Ill. awarded $11.7 million to a woman whose son suffered severe brain damage following his birth in 1988 at a University of Chicago hospital. The mother blamed the injury on the hospital’s delay in performing an emergency C-section. The verdict was affirmed on appeal.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict - approximate
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of Chicago $11,670,900
Further Information Released
Appeal 5/10/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database