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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Continues For Woman Killed Following Childbirth

WREG News reported today on the developments in a malpractice lawsuit that was filed following the death of a young woman several years ago.

The wrongful death suit was commenced by the family of the victim who died August 13, 2005 at the Parkhill Clinic for Women. The lawsuit has led to a trial which began last week and continued today with testimony related to the conduct of the medical facility and the doctor involved in providing the care to the woman.

The victim had given birth only two weeks before her death. According to the suit the woman had high blood pressure following the birth. But that problem was not noticed by the medical professionals. Additionally the woman was not even given a physical before her release following the pregnancy. Only two days after her discharge she fell into a coma. She was rushed to a local hospital but never regained consciousness and died a week and a half later.

Our Chicago malpractice lawyers at Levin & Perconti remain committed to helping all victims of negligent medical treatment. In the life and death context of emergency medical care, even the smallest delays and miscalculations can have the most severe consequences. All medical experts are aware of the thin margin of error that exists in many situations. Because of that, standard protocols are in place for these experts to ensure that all that can be done to save a life is done. When those standards are not met, it is fair and reasonable for the victims to seek redress for the mistakes. That is what the legal system is founded upon and is what our malpractice attorneys seek to provide each day.

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