$950,000 Settlement in Wrongful Death Caused by Failure to Diagnose and Treat Bowel Perforation

Doe was 32 when he was taken to Roe Hospital’s emergency room suffering from abdominal distention, constipation and discomfort. There were a large number of patients in the emergency room at the time Doe came in. In the emergency department, Mr. Doe was brought to a hallway because of the overcrowding where hospital nurses attended to him. Over the course of several hours, Doe’s symptoms worsened. Hospital nurses administered a Fleet enema.

A later CT scan revealed that Mr. Doe had a bowel perforation. Surgery was considered but deemed to be too late. Mr. Doe suffered septic shock and then died a day later.

The lawsuit against the hospital alleged that it chose not to timely diagnose and treat Doe’s bowel perforation, which led to his untimely death. Before trial, the parties settled for $950,000.

The attorneys representing Doe and his family were Richard L. Nagle and Travis W. Markley.

Doe v. Roe Hospital, Confidential Docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling wrongful death lawsuits, medical negligence cases, hospital negligence lawsuits, nursing negligence cases and misdiagnosis 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 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Long Grove, Cicero, Joliet, Oak Park, Franklin Park, Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Lake Zurich, Bolingbrook, Hickory Hills, Blue Island, South Holland, Chicago (Pullman, Washington Heights, Auburn Gresham, Chatham, South Shore, Woodlawn, Back of the Yards, McKinley Park, Little Italy, West Town, Hermosa, Portage Park), Schiller Park, Wood Dale, Elk Grove Village and University Park, Illinois.

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