Jury Awards $3 Million in Pair of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The Evansville Courier-Press reported on two separate medical malpractice suits in Vanderburgh County where juries found three doctors liable for errors.

The first suit involved the death of Rebecca Moore following complications from a surgery to correct a bowel obstruction. The jury found both her anesthesiologist and her surgeon liable for the deadly error. The two doctors failed to communicate with one another the fact that Moore would need respiratory assistance after the surgery. That assistance was never given, and Moore suffered cardiac arrest. The surgeon, Nghia M. Vo, has subsequently lost his license to practice medicine in the state.

The second suit stemmed from the mismanagement of childbirth that led to the death of triplets. The doctor in that case failed to properly take into account evidence of problems with the pregnancy following an ultrasound. The mother, Christina Tillerson underwent a cerclage procedure-to help prevent a premature birth-but the procedure wasn’t performed correctly. However, instead of taking into account the irregularities with the cerclage procedure, the negligent doctor did nothing. As a result, he failed to take other necessary steps to delay the pregnancy long enough for the three babies to develop more fully. Ultimately, Tillerson gave birth to the children when they were less than 21 weeks old, and they did not survive.

If you or someone you know may have been the victim of a medical mistake like the ones suffered here, please contact our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Levin & Perconti. Our team of attorneys have decades of experience helping families who suffered at the hands of negligent medical professionals.

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