$6.46 Million Jury Verdict in Failure to Diagnose Cause of Cardiac Condition

With several other physicians, cardiologist Dr. Roy Venzon attended to Laura Staib, 39. While she was in the hospital, Staib was diagnosed as having congestive heart failure, pneumonia and sepsis. She remained hospitalized until she was transferred to a long-term care facility the following month. Four days after that transfer, Staib died. She was survived by her husband and two minor children.

The Staib family sued Dr. Venzon and his practice, alleging that he chose not to properly diagnose her cardiac condition and should have prevented her transfer to the long-term care facility until she received a proper workup.

The Staib family attorneys argued that in light of Staib’s worsening condition, Dr. Venzon, the cardiologist, should have done more to determine the cause of her heart failure. The Staib family attorneys argued that a virus attacked her heart, which was the cause of her untimely death.

The jury signed a verdict for $6.46 million.

The attorneys successfully handling this tragic case for the Staib family were Richard Schwamm and Trisha Widowfield.

Orosito v. Memorial Hospital – West Volusia, Inc., No. 2017 60039 E.T. (Fla. Cir. Ct. Volusia County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosis of heart failure, cardiology negligence lawsuits, birth injury lawsuits, nursing negligence cases, and medical malpractice 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 Schiller Park, Prospect Heights, Bridgeview, Broadview, Flossmoor, Olympia Fields, Wheaton, St. Charles, Zion, Round Lake Beach, Cary, Mundelein, Chicago (Englewood, Old Town, West Town, River North, Lakeview, Kenwood, Woodlawn), Brookfield, Arlington Heights, Rosemont, and Melrose Park, Ill.

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

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