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Cook County Jury Awards $1.7 Million to Injured College Student

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A man who lost partial use of his left arm after being treated at Loyola University Medical Center has been awarded a $1.7 million verdict by a Cook County jury.

The plaintiff, a community college student, was taken to the medical center in 1994, following a rollover motorcycle accident.  According to the complaint, a cast was not properly placed on his arm, and doctors did not respond to swelling in the arm and failed to perform emergency surgery to prevent injury.  The plaintiff has no use of his left arm beneath the elbow, according to his lawyer, Christopher T. Hurley.

Hurley asked the jury for $7.5 million.  Richard H. Donohue, who represented the defendants, said he did not know if his clients wold appeal the verdict, which was awarded Friday afternoon.  

Jeffrey Banis v. Loyola University Medical Center and William R. Dobozi, M.D., No. 97L3408.

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