$10.2 Million Settlement For Repeated Misdiagnosis Of An Executive’s Heart Problem
A young, successful vice president at one of the country’s largest information technology staffing firms had a heart valve condition which led to an infection in his heart that doctors affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital repeatedly misdiagnosed. The infection, a condition termed infective endocarditis, caused our client to have an embolic stroke when infected material broke free of a heart valve, leaving him with severe physical, language and cognitive disabilities. We represented him in setting his malpractice lawsuit against the groups representing the doctors, securing $10.2 million (one of the largest settlements in Cook County during 2008) that was used to continue his rehabilitation and search for other ways for him to recover.
L. v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital