$5.25 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case
Obtained a settlement of $5.25 million in a medical malpractice case against Provena Hospital in Elgin, where the plaintiff, 53-year-old Jesse Vargas, underwent a lumbar puncture while he was on aspirin and Lovenox. Mr. Vargas told a nurse he had severe weakness in his right leg and showed signs of urinary retention. Mr. Vargas developed a spinal hematoma and is a quadriplegic as a result. Case settled on Sept. 15, 2014. C&D attorneys Susan J. Schwartz and David R. Barry, Jr. represented Mr. Vargas.