Medical Malpractice Settlement is one of highest earned across the U.S. 2019

Cronauer Law settled a case that amounted amongst Top 50 Medical Malpractice Settlements in the State of Illinois.

The lawyers at Cronauer law has secured a settlement for their client in a Medical Malpractice case. Ranked as one of the Top 50 Medical Malpractice Settlements in the entire United States for 2019, as well as one of Illinois top 20 settlements of 2019.

Case information

Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: C. Nicholas Cronauer of Cronauer Law
Case: Burke v. Kishwaukee Hospital, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Paralysis Injury
State: Illinois

In December 2015 our client underwent a routine hernia repair at Northwestern Medicine-Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, Ill.

After this hernia repair surgery, his blood pressure dropped and he complained of severe abdominal pain. plaintiff’s family asked the surgeon to check in on our client, but the surgeon allegedly said that he would not do so until he was finished with other patients.

Several hours was allowed to pass before the surgeon responsible was finished working elsewhere. The surgeon returned and performed exploratory surgery. It was found that our client’s abdomen was full of blood. After the surgery, Our client’s wife noticed her husband had weakness on the left side of his face, he was unable to fully open his left eye, his lip was drooping and his speech was slurred. She urged the Hospital something was wrong, but they did not find these symptoms alarming.

The next day, our client’s condition worsened. He was unable to eat or drink. Another doctor examined our client and determined that he had suffered a stroke overnight. More specifically, an acute thrombosis with ischemic infarction of the middle cerebral artery, also known as a middle cerebral artery stroke. The stroke had caused irreversible damage.

According to the experts of Cronauer Law, the stroke caused damage to 80% of his right brain. This rendered our client bedridden, paralyzed on his left side and unable to logically converse.

Before this unfortunate incident, our client owned an auto repair shop, was a property manager, and had a fulfilling life.

His wife found legal representation with Nicholas Cronauer, from Cronauer Law to bring a case against the hospital and the surgeon.

Michael Burke, et al. v. Kishhealth System, et al., 17 L 145 (23rd Judicial Circuit, DeKalb County, Ill