Lynch v. Defendant University Medical Center

  • Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois07/02/1996
    Client: Defendant University Medical Center
    Outcome: Defense Verdict

Synopsis:

Plaintiff brought a wrongful death claim alleging medical malpractice of defendant’s residents and nurses in treating plaintiff’s decedent during a sickle cell anemia crisis.

Plaintiff claimed the death was caused by over-medication of the patient with Demerol and inadequate monitoring thereafter. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the surviving husband and two teenage children of the decedent.

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