Egeonu v. Defendant Physician

  • Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois01/01/2001
    Client: Defendant Physician
    Outcome: Defense Verdict


A 47-year-old woman was brought to the emergency room in severe respiratory distress. After unsuccessful efforts to intubate her, she suffered cardiac arrest, with resulting brain damage, leaving her in a permanent vegetative state.

Defense contended that fulminant pulmonary edema would have resulted in arrest even with successful intubation.

Plaintiff sought $30 million. The jury returned a defense verdict.