CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN, DECEMBER 4, 2013
A Chicago jury has awarded $4.7 million to the family of a 49 year old woman who died at St. James Hospital in suburban Chicago after she suffered a severe asthma attack. The case alleged emergency room errors and wrongful death in a 2 week-long medical malpractice trial.
The patient arrived in the emergency room in respiratory distress which is an emergency condition requiring immediate treatment. It took emergency room doctors more that 26 minutes to secure the patient’s airway. By then she went into cardaic arrest and suffered brain death.