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Surgery Center / Medical Malpractice:$5.2 million record verdict against the Surgery Center for negligently discharging plaintiff without providing instructions on how to take care of herself and symptoms to watch for. The doctor had provided orders that he see his patients before release and the unqualified staff failed to follow the doctor’s strict orders.
NEW Wrongful Death:$1 million wrongful death settlement in July 2014 after 5 days of jury trial. In an action where a 39-year-old woman was discharged from a hospital two days after her hysterectomy with a perforated colon that the doctors failed to recognize before sending her home. Unfortunately, the perforation led to sepsis and ultimately her death before she was able to return to the hospital and seek treatment. The defendant’s doctors denied that our client died as a result of a perforated colon; but we were able to uncover evidence to present to the jury that based on the findings of the autopsy, the perforated colon was the only way she could have died.
Medical Malpractice/Brachial Plexus Birth Injury:$1.4 million recovery for young girl that received a right arm brachial plexus injury at birth. The Obstetrician claimed the proper maneuvers were used and the proper amount of traction was applied. However, during discovery it was proven that the Obstetrician used a maneuver that was not a proper maneuver and it was this maneuver that caused the injury. The matter settled during trial.
Medical Malpractice: $1 million settlement from surgeon for 38-year-old woman who experienced septic shock as a result of small bowel perforation and unsterile surgical instruments during laparoscopic gynecological procedure performed at a surgery center which rendered her a quadriplegic. This amount represented all of the insurance coverage that the surgeon carried for this type of case. The surgeon claimed that the Surgery Center where the procedure was performed was at fault for sending the patient home while he was performing another surgery, depriving him of any opportunity to examine her or give her proper instructions.
Nursing Home Malpractice:$1 million verdict for a violation of the “Illinois Nursing Home Care Act” 68-year-old nursing home patient died as a result of nursing home’s failure to administer medication in a timely fashion.
Birth Injury / Medical Malpractice: $900,000 settlement obtained during trial for a child that experienced meconium aspiration during delivery as a result of the physician’s and nurse’s failure to properly assess the fetal monitor strip that demonstrated that the child was in fetal distress.
Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death: $850,000 settlement for the family of a 63-year-old man who died as a result of the emergency room physicians failure to timely diagnose an acute hemothorax which resulted in his death the same evening after he was discharged from the hospital.
Medical Malpractice / Loss of an eye:$700,000 verdict after 2 week jury trial. A Cook County jury awarded our client $700,000 for the loss of vision in one eye as a result of the ophthalmologist’s failure to timely diagnose herpes simplex keratitis and the ophthalmologist’s improper prescription of steroids in the face of herpes simplex keratitis. Our expert testified that prescribing steroids in this instance was like throwing gasoline on an already burning fire.
Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death: $525,000 settlement for family of 55 year old hospital patient that died as a result of the hospitals failure to diagnose and treat a collapsed lung / hemothorax.
Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death:$650,000 settlement for the family of a 68-year-old woman who died at a dialysis center while undergoing treatment. The allegation was that the center administered dialysis despite orders from the attending physician to discontinue the treatment.