$2.4 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict against ER doctor and hospital for delay in diagnosing and treating acute arterial insufficiency which resulted in above-the-knee amputation

Sep 05 2017

Brian Hurst obtained a $2.4 Million medical malpractice verdict in the Circuit Court of Cook County against St. Francis Hospital of Blue Island, Illinois, and its emergency room physician, for an alleged failure to timely diagnose and treat the patient’s acute arterial insufficiency. The patient, a 51-year-old male, presented to the emergency department of the defendant hospital in the middle of the night following a fall on his stairs at home. It was alleged the fall caused an acute arterial injury to the patient’s right leg, resulting in an acute arterial insufficiency to his right lower extremity. Plaintiff sought to show that the failure to timely diagnose and treat the acute arterial insufficiency with an emergent re-vascularization procedure resulted in an above-the-knee amputation of the patient’s right leg the following morning.