$950,000 in Settlement for Death of Negligent Vascular Surgery Followed by Compartment Syndrome Ischemia and Stroke

Ms. Doe, 52, underwent popliteal peroneal artery bypass grafting surgery. She required four additional surgeries after this procedure, including replacement of her inflow and outflow grafts, a fasciotomy to relieve compartment syndrome and resection of necrotic muscle in her lower extremity.

Almost five weeks after the first surgery, Doe suffered a stroke. This led to her death the following day. Doe had been a human resource director earning approximately $100,000 per year. She was survived by her two adult children.

The lawsuit claimed that the outflow target vessel for the first surgery was negligently selected. This led to extremity ischemia, the need for additional surgery, the development of compartment syndrome and failure of the graft.

Doe then developed hypercoagulability. It was claimed that her hypercoagulability was the cause of her stroke.

The defendants argued that management of Doe’s lower extremity was appropriate at all times.

At a mediation setting, the case settled for $950,000. The attorney who successfully handled this wrongful death case was Daniel M. Hodes.

Doe v. Roe, (Undisclosed Docket; Confidential Settlement).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling wrongful death cases, medical malpractice cases, nursing home abuse lawsuits, surgery negligence lawsuits and hospital negligence cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Stickney, Berwyn, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, River Grove, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Winnetka, Burbank, Justice, Hickory Hills, Calumet Park, Harvey, Chicago (Lakeview, Lincoln Bend, North Park Medical Village, Little Village, Lawndale, Lakeview, Irving Park, Ravenswood, Archer Heights, Humboldt Park, Polish Village, Albany Park), Countryside, Willowbrook and Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

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