$6 Million Jury Verdict for Death of Young Mother After Paramedics Failed to Intubate

A 20-year-old new mother identified as Ms. Doe collapsed at her home a week after delivering her baby prematurely. Two paramedics employed by Capital Health System Inc. arrived at her home. A student paramedic was training with the paramedics and was allowed to establish and monitor Ms. Doe’s airway before she was transported to the hospital. At the hospital, it was discovered that Ms. Doe’s endotracheal tube had been placed incorrectly.

Ms. Doe later died and was survived by her father and her infant child.

Ms. Doe’s father sued Capital Health System claiming that it chose not to act in good faith and allowed the student ENT to attempt to intubate Ms. Doe.

The jury signed a verdict for $6 million finding that the defendant Capital Health System was 85% at fault. The jury attributed 15% responsibility to Ms. Doe’s pre-existing medical condition. There was no indication what that was in the report of this case.

The attorney who successfully handled this matter for the Doe family was Joshua Van Naarden.

Howlen v. Burbella, No. L-214-14 (N.J. Super. Ct. Mercer County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling wrongful death lawsuits, medical malpractice cases, birth trauma injury cases, brain damage lawsuits and hospital negligence lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Brookfield, Romeoville, Arlington Heights, Orland Park, Crestwood, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Chicago (Wicker Park, Logan Square, Old Town Triangle, Bridgeport, South Shore, Beverly, Roscoe Village, Albany Park, Back of the Yards), Deerfield, Wilmette, Evanston, Skokie and Niles, Ill.

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