Marion A. Morawicz, Ltd.
Call for an Initial Consultation

Family claims experimental operation led to wrongful death of 1

Undergoing a major surgical procedure can be a stressful and harrowing process. Should anything go wrong during such an operation, the health of a patient in Illinois could be placed in jeopardy, and with new procedures, the risk of errors could be substantial. A family in another state was recently awarded a judgment of $2.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after claiming a rushed procedure led to the wrongful death of a loved one.

The lawsuit reportedly stemmed from an incident in which the woman was scheduled to undergo an operation to remove a pacemaker. The family asserts that the facility chose to use a new procedure in which medical professionals would remove the device with the assistance of a laser guiding system. During the procedure, the family asserts that the laser pierced her blood vessels and heart, leaving her with internal bleeding.

After suffering substantial blood loss, the woman reportedly passed away. Following the incident, the family accused the facility of rushing a new procedure without taking the necessary precautions. The family also claims that staff members at the facility were not prepared to perform such an operation, and during legal proceedings, a jury reportedly reach a unanimous decision finding the facility culpable of medical malpractice.

Losing a loved one due to the negligent actions of another party can be a traumatic experience. Those who suffer such loss may wish to exercise their rights to pursue accountability through the civil justice system, and they could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for guidance in the process. An attorney can evaluate the incident and assist a client in Illinois in pursuing compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Office Location

Marion A. Morawicz, Ltd.
20 S. Clark Street
Suite 410
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-580-0650
Fax: 312-853-0821
Map & Directions
Chicago Office Location

The Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association badge

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for JUSTICE | Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) | MEMBER -2013

American Association For Justice

FAQ Medical Malpractice

Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice

Q: What is medical malpractice?

A: Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital worker or hospital, whose treatment of a patient departs from a standard of care met by those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient...

Member ISBA Illinois Trial Lawyers Association