Walinski v. Defendant Physicians

  • Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois05/01/2000
    Client: Defendant Physician
    Outcome: Defense Verdict

Synopsis:

A 24-year-old female was hit by a car and suffered a closed head injury. She was taken to the hospital where her condition deteriorated over the next 24 hours. One of the physicians inserted a shunt to reduce hydrocephaly. She died three days later.

Plaintiff contended the defendant neurosurgeons failed to timely intervene to treat neurological injuries.

Defense contended that plaintiff’s decedent suffered significant diffuse trauma to the cerebellum, which was not amenable to surgical intervention and led to her death.

Plaintiff sought $3 million. The jury returned a defense verdict.