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2012 Medical Malpractice Case Leads to Family Being Awarded $2.5 Million

Dhruv Jatkar1 year ago

A Peoria, Illinois family has been awarded $2.5 million in connection with a medical malpractice lawsuit against OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center.

Jury Delivers Unanimous Decision in Peoria Medical Malpractice Case

According to reports, the medical malpractice case was filed in response to the death a 64-year-old Peoria resident who underwent a laser extraction to remove a pacemaker and died during surgery. An investigation revealed the man died when his heart and blood vessels were perforated by the laser.

The Peoria County jury returned with an unanimous verdict Friday finding OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center guilty. The verdict was returned after only one hour of deliberation.

The family has been awarded $2.5 million for their loss.

Medical Malpractice Facts

  • Up to 96% of medical malpractice cases are dealt with outside of court.
  • Throughout all medical malpractice cases in 2013, $3.7 billion were awarded to victims.
  • 40% of physicians say that the large volume of patients can lead to errors.
  • The average malpractice case payout was $195,000 in 2013.
  • 455 of patients are inpatients and 38% are outpatients in malpractice cases.

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If you or a loved one have been injured due to a medical error, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our firm has a proven track record of winning large cases for severely injured clients for more than 25 years. Thomas J. Henry has the experienced medical malpractice lawyers and the legal and financial resources necessary to properly develop your case. Our dedication and determination is reflected in the record-breaking results we have helped our clients achieve.

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