9.8 Million Malpractice Settlement

The Chicago Times reports on a $9.8 medical malpractice settment on behalf of the family of a 27-year-old mother of nine who died in Stroger Hospital three years ago after bleeding during a pregnancy. According to the medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the family’s lawyer, doctors at the hospital failed to give Dickerson blood-clotting products in a timely fashion after she began bleeding and collapsed in August 2005 while 31 weeks’ pregnant. Thankfully, her baby survived.