Mr. Doe, 68, went to a hospital complaining of severe back pain. When he was admitted, a hospitalist ordered an MRI. Doe began declining neurologically and then was treated for respiratory issues approximately two days into the hospitalization. The MRI order was discontinued.
It was not done until the fifth day of Doe’s hospitalization. The MRI results revealed multiple spinal abscesses in Doe’s thoracic and cervical spinal regions, necessitating a spinal decompression. Notwithstanding this treatment, Doe suffered from paraplegia. He has remained in this condition but is able to use a walker to transfer short distances.
Doe sued the hospital, alleging it chose not to perform a timely MRI and diagnose the spinal abscesses. He did not claim lost income.
At a mediation setting, the parties settled for $2.5 million.
The attorneys handling this matter for Doe were Daniel Henderson and Bert Utsey.
Doe v. Roe, Undisclosed docket.
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling birth trauma injury lawsuits, pediatric negligence lawsuits, hospital negligence cases, wrongful death lawsuits and medical malpractice cases 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 47 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Itasca, Clarendon Hills, Westmont, Lisle, Warrenville, Winfield, LaGrange, Brookfield, North Riverside, Cicero, Forest Park, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Palatine, Chicago (Portage Park, Albany Park, Irving Park, Horner Park, Bricktown, Belmont Gardens, Belmont Cragin, Hermosa, West Humboldt Park, East Village, River West, River North, Near West Side, Homan Square, Garfield Park, Lower West Side, Marshall Square, Bridgeport, Canaryville, Burnham Park, Kenwood, Gage Park, Englewood), Hickory Hills, Crestwood, and Blue Island, Ill.
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