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Family claims wrongful death after man dies from blood clot

When a person is forced to undergo surgery, there are often various risks involved during and after the process. Patients in Illinois expect medical professionals to advise them of any possible risks, and to provide them with adequate treatment to avoid any health complications. Unfortunately, some individuals do not receive the information and/or care required, which has led to the wrongful death of many people over the years.

An award-winning journalist in another state has recently died following a medical procedure. His family is pursuing a lawsuit against a medical facility and a surgeon, alleging that his death was preventable. The man died at home several weeks after undergoing surgery for a left knee quadriceps rupture. The cause of death listed was a blood clot that found its way to his lung.

According to the lawsuit, the patient was at high risk for blood clots following the process. The lawsuit also claims that medical professionals failed to monitor this aspect properly, and failed to advise him of ways to avoid similar complications. The family is accusing the facility and surgeon of failing to evaluate his medical history and take precautions to avoid the possibility of such a dangerous situation.

A family should never have to endure the loss of a loved one on account of negligence. Surviving family members are often forced to face various hardships following a similar loss, prompting many to seek financial restitution through a wrongful death claim. When facing a similar situation, families in Illinois often speak with an experienced attorney for assistance in filing a claim against the party deemed at fault.

Source:, "Angelo Henderson's family files wrongful death suit", Mike Martindale, March 29, 2017

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