$19.5 Million Settlement for Failure to Properly Treat Stroke Victim
Corboy & Demetrio obtained a $19.5 million settlement with Northwestern Healthcare Corporation on behalf of a former Global Controller for Chicago-based Citadel Hedge Funds. Evanston Hospital failed to treat the Controller with the clot busting drug, tPA, after he went to its Emergency Department with symptoms suggestive of stroke. After being admitted, the nurses failed to respond to the wife of the Controller who repeatedly requested that her husband be re-evaluated. The stroke went undiagnosed and evolved over 12 hours, resulting in significant expressive and receptive aphasia.