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Cook county jury awards medical malpractice victim $7,000,000

A Cook County, Illinois jury recently awarded the family of a victim of medical malpractice $7,000,000. The victim died of a pulmonary embolism after knee surgery at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. The man’s wife alleged that the negligence of a doctor and a physician’s assistant caused the untimely death of her husband. The health care providers failed to review the patient’s records, overlooking a medical history of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. As a result, the Illinois man was not administered the proper medication in a timely manner, allowing the formation of blood clots and allowing other blood clots to continue growing. This medical mistake ultimately led to the patient’s wrongful death.