Ms. Doe, 63, underwent a hysterectomy performed by Dr. Roe. Almost three weeks after the procedure, she was admitted to a hospital where testing showed that she had a gangrenous cecum.
Ms. Doe underwent two colectomy surgeries, was hospitalized for three weeks and required a month of inpatient rehabilitation.
Ms. Doe now suffers from chronic abdominal pain but is not a candidate for reversal of her colostomy. In addition, she requires daily in-home assistance.
Ms. Doe sued Dr. Roe, maintaining that he negligently perforated her cecum during the hysterectomy. The lawsuit did not claim lost income.
The defendant argued that the perforation resulted in Ms. Doe’s pre-existing Ogilvie’s syndrome.
Before trial, the parties settled for $750,000.
The case was successfully handled for Ms. Doe by Daniel M. Hodes of Irvine, Calif.
Doe v. Roe, Confidential Docket.
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling surgery errors, medical malpractice lawsuits, obstetrician negligence cases, labor and delivery negligence lawsuits, misdiagnose lawsuits, and wrongful death 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Palos Hills, Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Deerfield, Wheeling, Vernon Hills, Lake Bluff, Northfield, Crestwood, Addison, Bensenville, Stone Park, River Forest, Stickney, Lyons, Lemont, Justice, Willow Springs, Hickory Hills, Chicago Ridge, Country Club Hills, Chicago (West Lawn, Washington Heights, Beverly, Hyde Park, Wrigleyville, McKinley Park, Chinatown, Lower West Side, West Town, Ukrainian Village, Albany Park, Edgewater Beach, Andersonville, Hollywood Park, Sauganash, Kimball, Sheridan Park, Uptown, Irving Park East, Belmont Gardens), Franklin Park, Norridge, Harwood Heights, Forest Park and Lombard, Ill.
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