Mr. Doe, 60, underwent an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram at a local hospital. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCM) is a procedure that allows medical providers to examine and better analyze bile ducts. The procedure is done with an endoscope. Bile ducts are those tubes that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder and then to the small intestine. The procedure was done to diagnose and treat problems with the pancreatic ductal systems.
During this procedure, complications arose and Mr. Doe passed away. He had been a corporate executive earning $143,000 annually and is survived by his minor son, who filed a lawsuit against the certified registered nurse anesthetist who attended the procedure. He alleged negligent management of Mr. Doe’s anesthesia, including choosing not to insert a Glidescope when complications developed. A Glidescope is a means in which to provide a patient with a video of clear airway views to allow for a quick ET tube placement in case of a problem. The use of a Glidescope would have been important in allowing for an immediate and urgent way of placing an ET tube to save Mr. Doe’s life.
The parties reached a confidential settlement.
Before the case went to trial and at a mediation session, the parties settled for $500,000.
Mr. Doe’s family was represented expertly by attorney Daniel M. Hodes.
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling medical malpractice cases, nursing home abuse cases and physician negligence cases for individuals and families who have been injured or killed by the negligence of a medical provider for more than 38 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas including, Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Winnetka, Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Schiller Park, Melrose Park, Maywood, Brookfield, Hickory Hills, Palos Park and Hinsdale, Ill.
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