A Chicago medical malpractice attorney, John Perconti, stated in a press release that a settlement had finally been reached on behalf of Octavia Shealey, a Chicago hospital patient who died from cardiac arrest. The settlement reached $ 5,350,000.00 for medical malpractice against Octavia’s physicians. Although Octavia had signs of congestive heart failure after giving birth to her daughter which would implicate she was suffering from postpartum cardiomyopathy, she went undiagnosed. The physicians instead checked Octavia into the emergency room overnight. Not until the next morning did a cardiologist recognize Octavia’s symptoms. This recognition was too late and Octavia died of heart failure within the Chicago hospital walls.
Read more about the Chicago medical malpractice settlement here.