A Chicago brain injury medical malpractice resulted in a verdict of $3.2 million for an 11 year old boy. The jury found medical malpractice in the delay of providing CPR after the child’s appendix was removed.
The boy was taken to a Springfield area hospital in 2009 and was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix. However, the hospital did not immediately take him to surgery. The hospital waited at least a week, and by that point he was ill appearing and in sepsis.
After the surgery, he had an episode of cardiopulmonary arrest, but the hospital did not react fact enough. Because of the delay in providing CPR and other medical attention, the boy suffered a brain injury.
This Chicago brain injury medical malpractice case is an example of what happens when life saving treatments are not provided in an expedient manner.
The jury found for the little boy and found $400,000 for the disfigurement resulting from his injury, $750,000 for his past and future disability, $500,000 for his past and future pain and suffering, $1,007,205 for past medical expenses, $550,000 for future medical expenses and $21,650 for funds his family spent acquiring medical equipment and making home accommodations for their son.