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Family awarded $9 million judgment in wrongful death claim

When medical professionals fail to properly address the condition of a patient in Illinois or elsewhere, the results can be cataclysmic. Patients who are released from the hospital after failing to receive the necessary standard of treatment can suffer in various ways, and in some cases, such an incident could prove fatal. A family in another state was recently awarded a substantial monetary judgment after filing a wrongful death lawsuit following the untimely loss of a loved one.

According to the lawsuit, the incident began when a woman visited an urgent care facility complaining of chest pain and difficulty breathing. Her family states that she had visited a hospital two days later with similar symptoms and was sent home with a prescription and told to return if her condition failed to improve. After being evaluated by a doctor on her second visit, her family claims she was given an inhaler and released from the facility.

According to reports, the woman passed away the next day due to a blood clot in her lungs. Her family has since accused the facility of failing to properly diagnose and treat her condition. After filing a wrongful death claim against the facility, her family was reportedly awarded a judgment of $9 million during recent legal proceedings.

The untimely loss of someone close can be a devastating experience to endure. Those who feel that the negligent actions of a medical professional or facility have led to the wrongful death of a loved one could choose to retain the services of an attorney for guidance on their available legal avenues. An attorney can evaluate the circumstances a client in Illinois is facing and assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.

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