$850,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement

Apr 27, 2016 @ 03:13 PM — by emachado
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Attorney Rosenblum settled a case involving a 63-year old husband and father of two adult daughters, who had a past history of leukemia and testicular cancer, and had presented to Central DuPage Hospital ER on February 13, 2012 at 9:45 AM with two days of abdominal pain.  A CT-scan revealed a blood clot in the Superior Mesenteric Artery, partially blocking the blood supply to his intestine. The CT also showed that his bowel was intact and functioning appropriately at this time. He was admitted to the hospital but no surgical consult was requested until later in the evening. The surgical consult was not performed until the next morning, at which time it was found that his bowel had become ischemic, leading to his death the following day. Plaintiff's estate contended the failure to get an earlier surgical consult caused or contributed to his death. This matter settled for $850,000.00.

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