Past Successes In Anesthesia Malpractice Cases:
M.R. v. ASSH – $8,000,000 settlement for the surviving husband and adult children of a 52-year-old woman who died when an anesthesiologist was unable to intubate her before an elective surgery. During trial preparations, the anesthesiologist admitted that he created an inaccurate and untrue anesthesia record of the events. He was later removed from the hospital staff as a result of that testimony.
Estate of K.S. v. Methodist Medical Center of Illinois et al. – $5,008,921.72 jury verdict for the estate of a 36-year-old woman who hemorrhaged to death in an operating room after a DaVinci robotic hysterectomy surgery. The jury found the gynecologist and the anesthesiologist negligently caused the death. She is survived by three children and her husband from whom she separated 10 months earlier. The previous high wrongful death verdict in Tazewell County where this case was tried was $970,000.
Estate of D.M. v. Michael Reese One Day Surgery Center – substantial settlement of wrongful death claim of 36-year-old gentlemen who had a hernia surgery at this outpatient center. He arrested during the procedure, suffered massive brain damage and died 3 weeks later. The anesthesia care provider made more than 8 alterations on the original medical record, our investigation proved. His widow wishes to keep the amount of the settlement private.