Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital

  • Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois09/01/1995
    Client: Defendant Hospital
    Outcome: Directed Verdict on Liability

Synopsis:

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 30-year-old industrial laborer, sustained severe closed head injuries from a work-related fall from a ladder. He was taken to the hospital for emergency treatment. Decedent later died in the emergency room.

Plaintiff alleged malpractice on the part of the hospital for failure to perform surgery to relieve the subcranial pressure which eventually contributed to the death. The court directed a defense verdict on liability.