$3.5 Million Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat Stroke, Symptoms

Ms. Doe underwent successful breast reconstruction surgery. She was recovering in the hospital when she began to experience weakness on one side of her body, which progressed to full-side weakness, facial drooping and loss of speech. Ms. Doe’s family members and pastor reported her symptoms to hospital nurses who allegedly documented the symptoms, but chose not to report them to Ms. Doe’s attending physician for 24 hours.

Ms. Doe was subsequently diagnosed as having suffered a stroke. She has lost complete use of one arm, has limited use of one of her legs, and has permanent loss of speech.

Ms. Doe sued the hospital, alleging liability for the nurses’ choosing not to properly respond to obvious stroke symptoms. Ms. Doe asserted that her stroke resulted from a clot that developed into a brain bleed and that doctors could have treated the clot before it caused the sustained bleeding.

The defendant argued that Ms. Doe’s stroke had resulted from a brain bleed and could not have been stopped.

Before trial, the parties settled the lawsuit for $3.5 million.

The attorneys successfully handling this case for Ms. Doe were Troy Stafford and Troy Blakeney.

Doe v. Roe Hospital, Confidential docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosis of stroke cases, medical negligence lawsuits, nurses negligence lawsuits, hospital negligence cases, and birth injury 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Rolling Meadows, Glenview, Glencoe, Northfield, Northbrook, Deerfield, Palatine, Bloomingdale, Wood Dale, Franklin Park, Carol Stream, West Chicago, Winfield, Wheaton, Westmont, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Lemont, Chicago Ridge, Oak Lawn, Frankfort, Richton Park, University Park, Crete, Sauk Village, Homewood, Chicago (Roseland, East Side, Avalon Park, South Chicago, Jackson Park, Washington Park, Fuller Park, Back of the Yards, Pullman, Pilsen, West Town, Near North Side, South Loop, Lakeview, Old Town Triangle, Rogers Park, Pulaski Park, Union Ridge, Norwood Park, Portage Park), Addison, Bensenville, Melrose Park, Oak Park and Oak Brook, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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