Pretzel & Stouffer

Successful Defense of a Multi-Specialty Medical Group

Brian Henry recently defended a multi-specialty medical group in a trial in Cook County in which an internal medicine physician and clinic nurse were alleged to have improperly instructed an 80 year old patient regarding a change in her blood thinning medication, for failing to notify her family and visiting nurse of the dosage change and for failing to monitor her blood after the change. Five days after the change, the patient was admitted to the hospital with significantly elevated INRs and a spinal bleed which resulted in paralysis and weakness in one arm. The plaintiff asked the jury for an award in excess of $ 2.5 million and the jury returned a verdict in favor of the medical group after two and a half hours of deliberations.

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