Case Results

  • $14,000,000 • Brain damaged child. Negligent labor and delivery care.

    The plaintiff mother was admitted to Northwestern Prentice Women's Hospital for labor and delivery at term after a routine pregnancy. When the mother began pushing during the second stage of her labor, the external fetal monitor began capturing the mother's heart rate instead of the baby's. This ... Read On

  • Jury Verdict: $9,700,000 • Brain damaged child. Negligent prenatal care.

    The plaintiff's mother was a member of Chicago HMO, when she became pregnant. During the pregnancy, the mother developed gestational diabetes, a common complication, which went untreated by the defendant obstetrician who settled out for $2,000,000 policy limits. When plaintiff's mother was admitt... Read On

  • $2,475,000 • Maternal wrongful death. Negligent obstetrical care.

    The mother's family sued for wrongful death from a rare necrotizing fasciitis infection to her episiotomy wound which was contracted at the time of delivery. The defendant obstetrician repaired the wound and ordered a narcotic medication for pain in the mother's wound site. Despite continued pai... Read On

  • $1,300,000 • Newborn wrongful death. Negligent labor and delivery care.

    The plaintiff parents sued for the wrongful death of their newborn son who had died from herpes viral encephalopathy which was contracted at birth. At birth, the defendant obstetrician and hospital nurses each failed to advise Stephen's pediatrician in the newborn nursery that his mother had a hi... Read On

  • $900,000 • Maternal birth injury. Negligent obstetrics.

    The plaintiff mother gave vaginal birth to a healthy baby boy and experienced an unrecognized fourth degree tear to her rectal sphincter muscle that was not properly repaired after delivery. After her discharge home, she developed an infection which evolved into life threatening sepsis and necros... Read On

  • $6,000,000 (policy limits) • Brain Damage. Negligent prenatal care.

    The minor plaintiff sued her obstetrical group alleging that three days after her due date, the mother thought she was experiencing decreased fetal movement so she went to the hospital outpatient center. The mother underwent a non-stress test (NST), which measures fetal heart rate activity and ox... Read On

  • $2,500,000 • Brain Damage. Negligent forceps delivery.

    The minor plaintiff alleged that the attending obstetrician and a resident in training applied excessive traction during a low forceps delivery causing a cerebellar bleed and resulting in lower limb palsy and cognitive damage. The plaintiff's Kurt Lloyd attorney hired an obstetrical expert who h... Read On

  • $8,000,000 • Wrongful Death. Negligent Surgical Management.

    The plaintiff's decedent, age 23, had surgery to remove an abdominal abscess. After surgery, she developed swelling in both legs. The defendant hospital's surgeons ordered a PRG, a non-invasive vascular test, which is used to rule out blood clots in the legs as a cause of the swelling. The PRG re... Read On

  • $2,000,000 (policy limit) • Stroke and Partial Hemi-Paralysis. Negligent Neurosurgery.

    The Plaintiff had been diagnosed with a benign meningioma in the brain. During surgery, the defendant neurosurgeon over manipulated the tumor causing the plaintiff to suffer an intra-operative stroke and leaving him partially hemiplegic. The original plaintiff's attorneys voluntarily dismissed t... Read On

  • Verdict: $1,575,000 • Nerve damage to hand. Negligent neurosurgery.

    The plaintiff, age 60, was a part-time bricklayer who had a carpal tunnel release surgery during which the defendant neurosurgeon cut a nerve in the wrist resulting in reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the patient's hand. The plaintiff's attorney Kurt Lloyd investigated and hired a hand surgeon who... Read On

  • $1,500,000 • Spinal Nerve injury. Negligent Credentialing by Surgery Center.

    The plaintiff, age 44, underwent laser spine surgery to her low back for a bulging disc and right posterior leg pain which resulted in a new neuropathic pain syndrome. The plaintiff attorney Kurt Lloyd alleged that defendant Lakeshore Surgery Center negligently granted surgical privileges to an o... Read On

  • $1,000,000 (policy limit) • Wrongful Death. Negligent Surgery.

    The plaintiff's estate sued the defendant surgeon for the failure to timely perform an exploratory abdominal surgery to determine the cause of the morbidly obese patient's diarrhea, cramping, and lower abdominal pain for past three days. The defendant claimed he could not obtain an abdominal CT s... Read On

  • Verdict: $837,000 • Double Vision. Negligent Surgical Management.

    The plaintiff, age 61, who was a part-time artist, underwent endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS procedure) for chronic maxillary sinus infections and headaches. During surgery, the defendant ENT surgeon penetrated the orbit bone of the right eye above the maxillary sinus causing double vision. The pl... Read On

  • $400,000 • Nerve injury. Negligent Podiatric surgery.

    The plaintiff, age 50, underwent ankle arthroscopy and suffered a posterior tibial nerve injury which affects the bottom of the foot causing numbness and cramping. The plaintiff's original attorneys voluntarily dismissed the case after the defense claimed the injury was a recognized complication... Read On

  • $750,000 • Abdominal Injury. Negligent Surgery.

    The plaintiff underwent endoscopic esophageal fundoplication surgery (“wrap procedure”) to treat intractable acid reflux disease, GERD, which failed causing a permanent malpositioning of the stomach in the patient's chest. The prior plaintiff's attorneys voluntarily dismissed the original case b... Read On

  • $250,000 • Wound Injury. Negligent nursing care.

    The Plaintiff, age 73 and obese, underwent hip replacement surgery and was then transferred to the defendant nursing facility for rehabilitation. In middle of night, the defendant's bedside nurses pulled the plaintiff up in bed causing “shearing” injury to his right buttock, because of delayed wo... Read On

  • $4,200,000 • Stoke and Hemiplegia. Negligent failure to diagnose aneurysm.

    The plaintiff, age 41, who was an elementary school teacher saw an internist for a sudden headache and dizziness which she had experienced that day while shoveling snow. The defendant internist assumed that she had the flu and sent her home on bed rest and fluids. Five days later, the plaintiff b... Read On

  • $7,500,000 • Brain Damage. Negligent Emergency Medicine.

    The plaintiff was brought via ambulance to the Emergency Department of Westlake Hospital complaining of chest pain. No physician or nurse performed an EKG for 45 minutes to rule out a heart condition as the cause of her chest pain. The plaintiff then went into cardiac arrest and suffered brain da... Read On

  • $1,000,000 • Wrongful Death. Negligent Hospital nursing care.

    The deceased plaintiff, age 65 and obese, was admitted for hernia surgery. The defendant hospital nursing staff did not follow procedures for pre-operative and post-operative assessment of the plaintiff decedent's for risk of venous thromboembolism (‘blood clots”) and notify physicians, which res... Read On

  • Verdict: $1,195,000 • Wrongful Death. Negligent Radiologist.

    The plaintiff's estate alleged a failure to diagnose a malignant lung tumor which caused a 16-month delay in diagnosis, treatment and death. This case represents one of the few jury verdicts recorded on behalf of a lung cancer plaintiff. This verdict is also noteworthy for being one of the first ... Read On

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