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Cogan & Power Reaches Two Multi-Million Dollar Settlements

January 07, 2014

The Chicago medical malpractice lawyers recently reached two multi-million dollar settlements in medical malpractice lawsuits, including a $3.25 million settlement that was reached in a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the death of Teresa Ochoa who died as a result of an untreated brain aneurysm and a $2.75 million settlement on behalf of a woman whose cancer went undiagnosed for four years and is now irreversible.

As alleged in Gloria Ochoa v. Alexian Brothers Medical Center, et al., No. 08 L 14126, Ms. Ochoa suffered from migraine headaches and had been receiving treatment for several years from DuPage Medical Group. In December 2006, Ochoa went to Alexian Brothers Medical Center complaining of an unusually severe headache where she received a pain shot and was sent home. Over the next several days, she visited doctors at both Alexian Brothers and DuPage Medical Center and received medication for a sinus infection and pain shots. At no time did she receive any radiographic studies to determine if a more serious condition was involved. Several days later she was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital where she was diagnosed with an untreated aneurysm and, six days later, she died as a result of bleeding in her brain.

As alleged in the lawsuit, the failure to conduct the appropriate medical tests caused Ms. Ochoa’s death because she lost the opportunity to receive the necessary medical treatment.

In the case of Lee Weis and Ronald Weis v. Northshore University Healthsystems Faculty Practice Associates, No. 11 L 6475, doctors allegedly failed to order the additional testing necessary diagnose a malignant tumor in the patient, despite several indications of an abnormal mass. Over the course of two years, the abnormal mass continued to increase in size, but the appropriate testing was not ordered. By the time the appropriate testing was done, the patient’s tumor and cancer had metastasized in her lymph nodes and spine.

The Chicago medical malpractice law firm of Cogan & Power, P.C. is dedicated to helping medical malpractice victims and their families obtain the financial recovery that they deserve, as evidenced by these recent multi-million dollar settlements and numerous other multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Our hearts go out to these patients and their families who were the victims of inadequate medical care, as well as any other victims of medical negligence, and we are determined to fight to get them the most favorable settlement or verdict possible.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a preventable medical error, do not hesitate to contact the experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Cogan & Power, P.C. at (312) 477-2500 to learn more about a possible medical malpractice lawsuit. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or medical malpractice accident, do not hesitate to contact the Chicago accident and injury law firm of Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free case consultation, so that we can help you begin the process of recovery as soon as possible. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.