$800,000 Settlement in Failure to Diagnose and Treat Heart Disease

Janice Ferguson-Jean, 36, was seen at the Kings County Hospital Center emergency room. After being treated there for elevated blood pressure, she was discharged and instructed to follow up at a clinic.

The following week, she was rushed back to the hospital and admitted for treatment of elevated blood pressure. After being treated for eight days, Ferguson-Jean died. She had been studying to become a teacher in the United States Virgin Islands and was survived by her husband and 12-year-old daughter.

The Ferguson-Jean family sued the hospital’s owner and operator, alleging that it chose not to diagnose and treat ischemic heart disease, which was a cause of her death. The defendant denied liability and responsibility.

However, the parties settled before trial for $800,000.

The attorney handling this case for the Ferguson-Jean family was Lawrence B. Goldhirsch.

Jean v. N.Y. City Health & Hospitals Corp
., No. 1:20-cv-2738 RPK-RER (E.D. N.Y.)

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling hospital negligence lawsuits, misdiagnosis lawsuits, wrongful death cases, birth trauma injury lawsuits and nursing home negligence 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 Morton Grove, Niles, Des Plaines, Evanston, Elmhurst, Franklin Park, Aurora, Hinsdale, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Chicago (Gresham, Pilsen, Pullman, Hegewisch, East Side, Mount Greenwood, Andersonville, Washington Park, Jefferson Park), Deerfield, Wilmette, Naperville and Inverness, Ill.

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