9.8 Million Malpractice Settlement

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

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