Webster v. Defendant Physicians

  • Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois09/01/2004
    Client: Defendant Physician
    Outcome: Defense Verdict (Directed)

Synopsis:

A 55-year-old man was evaluated for cardiac symptoms in a two-day hospitalization and was cleared despite equivocal findings in his cardiac enzymes. He died of a coronary attack the following week.

Plaintiff claims that the firm’s client, a cardiologist, was negligent in managing and interpreting a stress test, causing injury to her decedent.

In entering a directed verdict, the judge stated that the plaintiff had not proved that the defendant’s conduct had caused the end result. The case continued as to the other defendants and was declared a mistrial after the jury was determined to be deadlocked. The verdict in favor of the firm’s client is final.