Many Illinois residents who have symptoms or conditions that warrant hospitalization assume they are in good hands. While the majority of nurses are competent and compassionate medical professionals who strive to provide quality patient care, there are some who fail to promptly and appropriately respond with a patient exhibits worrisome symptoms.
A jury recently awarded a 55-year-old man and his wife a $7.5 million settlement related to a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to court documents, the man sought emergency medical care after undergoing lower back surgery and subsequently experiencing tremendous pain. Once admitted, medical staff discovered that a blood clot had formed near the surgery site.