$1.6 Million Jury Verdict in Negligent Handling of Contrast Dye that Caused Kidney Failure

David Marr, 72, was undergoing cancer treatments at a cancer institute. He underwent a kidney function test, which was ordered by a nurse practitioner, Janet Kunsman. Radiologist Dr. Sachin Saboo then authorized a CT scan with IV contrast.

After the contrast dye was applied, Marr suffered kidney failure. Subsequently, he required dialysis until his death three years later. The finalized results of the renal function test, which arrived after Marr’s kidney failure, showed that he had worsening kidney function.

Marr’s estate sued Kunsman and Saboo alleging negligent authorization and administration of contrast dye on a patient with worsening kidney function. Marr argued that the defendants should have reviewed the finalized test result before contrast dye was administered.

The jury signed a verdict for $1.6 million. The trial court later denied the defendants’ posttrial motion for a new trial.

The attorneys successfully handling this lawsuit for Marr’s family and estate were Robert M. Higgins and Julie Gialowski.

Marr v. Kunsman, No. 12-02900-D (Mass. Super. Ct. Suffolk County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling wrongful death lawsuits, medical negligence cases, medical misdiagnosis lawsuits, physician negligence cases and nurses negligence lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including River Forest, Park Forest, Schaumburg, Wood Dale, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Roselle, Robbins, Richton Park, Thornton, Stone Park, Stickney, South Holland, South Chicago Heights, South Barrington, Bedford Park, Berkeley, Blue Island, Buffalo Grove, Justice, Hillside, Harvey, Harwood Heights, Hanover Park, Glenwood, Olympia Fields, Orland Park, Palatine, Palos Heights, Chicago (Calumet Heights, Canaryville, Dearborn Park, DePaul University Area, Ukrainian Village, Fulton River District, Fuller Park, Edgewater, Gold Coast, Humboldt Park, Andersonville, Bronzeville, Back of the Yards, Beverly, Little Village, North Lawndale, Peterson Park, Portage Park, Ravenswood, Irving Park, Hyde Park), Wilmette, Evanston, Oak Park and Oak Lawn, Ill.

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