Illinois Medical Malpractice–Family of Pregnant Mother to Receive $9.8 Million Settlement

By December 5, 2008Medical Malpractice

In an Illinois medical malpractice case, the family of a 27-year-old pregnant mother who died three years ago will receive $9.8 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit against Chicago-based Stroger Hospital, the Chicago Tribune reports.
In August 2005, Farrah Dickerson began bleeding and collapsed. The wrongful death lawsuit alleged that the hospital’s failure to give Dickerson who was then 31-weeks pregnant, blood-clotting products in a timely fashion caused her death. The baby survived.
On Dec. 3, the Cook County Board approved the medical malpractice settlement of nearly $10 million.
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