$6.75 Million Settlement with The University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals
When he was little, the younger brother of a kidney dialysis patient told his older brother that he would one day donate his kidney to him. When the young man turned 18 years-old, he underwent surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital to fulfill his promise. Soon after surgery though, the young man experienced pain, swelling, and vomiting and died shortly thereafter. The family, represented by David R. Barry, Jr., agreed to a settlement of $6.75 million with the Hospital for the death of the 18 year-old who died of an overwhelming abdominal infection 13 days after donating his kidney to his older brother.