Articles Posted in Levin & Perconti Lawsuits

On Friday, December 18, a 44-year-old woman from Cerro Gordo, IL died after falling from a seventh floor window at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. An autopsy revealed that her death was a result of multiple injuries sustained in the fall. The article reports that the victim jumped from the window and landed on a roof five stories below. However, the article does not indicate if the victim was a patient, what led her to fall from the window, or if this was an incident of medical negligence. Read more about this Urbana hospital death.

In a case similar in nature, the medical malpractice attorneys of Levin & Perconti recently won a $1 million jury for the family of a nursing home resident who exited from a window at a Chicago area nursing home and fell to his death. The Cook County jury found the nursing home negligent in failing to prevent the resident from exiting through the window. To read about this jury verdict, follow the link.

Chicago medical malpractice lawyer Steven Levin recently settled a case for $1 million on behalf of a Chicago boy who suffered brain damage and hearing loss when a doctor failed to diagnose his meningitis. The boy, now 10 years old, was only 8 months old when the injury occurred. His parents took him to the pediatrician twice and on both visits the doctor failed to recognize that he had pneumococcal meningitis. It was not until he had multiple seizures and was taken to the emergency room that doctors diagnosed his condition. As a result of this delayed diagnosis, he suffered brain damage and hearing loss. Since the boy was so young at the time of his injury, his attorneys had to wait for his medical conditions to develop so that they could truly understand the effects of this mistake. A Cook County judge ordered the medical malpractice settlement on April 15, 2009.

A family hires Levin & Perconti to represent them in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a suburban Chicago hospital for improper treatment and early discharge. After the woman tried to commit suicide, she stayed at the hospital for seven days. Instead of keeping the woman under psychiatric supervision, they discharged her. Two weeks later the woman was readmitted for different medical reasons but visibly suffered from depression and psychosis of which the hospital did not treat. After three days of stay, the hospital released her with the claim they could no longer treat her. Two weeks after her last stay at the hospital, she tried to commit suicide. The family will ask for at least $50,000. “She suffered very serious injuries and the family is seeking fair and comparable compensation,” claimed the family’s attorney, Steven Levin.

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A family from north suburban Chicago will never know for certain if a tumor removed from their daughter two years ago is cancerous because Children’s Memorial Hospital lost the tumor. After the 16 year old underwent surgery to remove the tumor from her thyroid, Children’s Memorial Hospital lost the tumor before a biopsy could be performed. The family, along with the attorneys, at Levin & Perconti filed a medical malpractice suit against the hospital so that other families do not have to go through the anguish that they are facing. The young woman will never be certain as to whether or not she had cancer. To read the full story, click here.

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