An Illinois medical malpractice trial recently began involving a 57 year-old stroke victim. The 57 year-old Illinois victim in the case was a picture of health up until a stroke he endured in January 2003. In February 2003, the victim suffered a second stroke. Due to his strokes, the victim damaged the right side of his brain and caused permanent damage to the left side of his body. The Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit filed against the victim’s family physician alleges that the physician did not provide proper care for the victim after the first small stroke. The Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that the doctor incorrectly assumed that the victim simply had a brain tumor when he in fact had a mini-stroke that required immediate treatment. To date, the victim’s medical bills have topped $300,000 and the victim’s wife spends $22,000 annually for his in-home care.
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