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$1.35 Million Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict and Settlement

Ed Walsh recently completed a four week medical malpractice trial in the Circuit Court of Kane County in case number 00LK 630 . The jury determined that the emergency room doctor was professionally negligent when he failed to order a CT scan which would have diagnosed a life threatening condition in a young woman .

The combined verdict and pre-trial settlement resulted in a total award of $1,350,000 for the husband of this 35 year old woman who died as the result of the doctor negligently failing to diagnose her aortic dissection . After she was discharged from the emergency room, she lived for three days before she died as a result of a full aortic rupture and cardiac tamponade .

The trial lawyers were able to demonstrate the negligence of the physician and how the aortic dissection could have been successfully surgically repaired through the testimony of nationally recognized experts in cardiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and cardiothoracic surgery .

More than 200 trial exhibits, medical illustrations and jury instructions were digitally projected during the trial in order to educate the jury on the medical and legal issues involved in the case . By demonstrative simplification of the issues, the jury was able to understand and conclude that the emergency room doctors negligence caused the needless death of this young woman.

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Wheaton, IL 60187 | 630-462-1980
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Chicago, IL 60601 | 312-372-1980
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