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Cook County Agrees to Settle Medical Malpractice Suit for $9.8

The family of a 27-year-old mother of nine who died in Stroger Hospital in Chicago, Illinois three years ago will get $9.8 million to settle a medical malpractice suit. The woman died after bleeding during a pregnancy. The Cook County Board authorized the medical malpractice settlement in the case. According to the suit, medical personnel at the Chicago hospital failed to give the woman blood-clotting products in a timely fashion after she began bleeding and collapsed in August 2005. She was 31 weeks’ pregnant and her baby did survive. To read the full story, click here.