$175,000 Settlement for Improper Wound Treatment Leading to Gangrene, Revision Surgery

Mr. Doe, a diabetic who suffered from peripheral vascular disease, underwent a partial leg amputation. While undergoing inpatient rehabilitation, Mr. Doe developed symptoms of a gastrointestinal bleed and was readmitted to the hospital.

During Mr. Doe’s 5-day stay, his attending medical providers did not assess his surgical stump and nurses did not change his dressing.

Mr. Doe developed an infection of the incision site, resulting in gangrene. Consequently, Mr. Doe required a revision of the surgical stump. He sued the hospital alleging improper wound treatment.

Before trial, the parties settled for $175,000.
The attorney handling this case for Mr. Doe was Carlton F. Bennett.

Doe v. Roe Hospital, Confidential Docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling hospital negligence lawsuits, amputation lawsuits, misdiagnosis of infection lawsuits, traumatic brain injury cases and birth trauma injury lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Melrose Park, Evanston, Lake Forest, Waukegan, Round Lake Beach, McHenry, Woodstock, Elgin, Batavia, St. Charles, Wheaton, Naperville, Orland Park, South Holland, New Lenox, Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Chicago (West Englewood, Roscoe Village, Chatham, Calumet Heights, East Side, South Chicago, Back of the Yards, Little Village, Little Italy, West Loop, East Garfield Park, Hermosa, Logan Square, Avondale, Montclare, Galewood), Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Prospect Heights, Schiller Park, Schaumburg, Rosemont, Des Plaines and Park Ridge, Ill.

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