A Lake County jury found in favor of a father of four who required a below the knee leg amputation after a nurse at Methodist Hospital Northlake campus negligently placed an IV into his foot causing necrosis and tissue death. Shortly after the IV was placed, he complained of severe pain in his foot to medical staff. The medical staff failed to investigate the issue and instead discharged him from the hospital two days later on crutches. The condition of the man’s foot continued to deteriorate. A few days after discharge, another hospital determined his foot was dead, requiring amputation just below the knee.
The jury awarded $11 million in damages to the former patient who is no longer able to work as an over-the-road truck driver.
“We are grateful to the jury for delivering justice to this deserving client,” stated Cohen & Malad, LLP partner Ned Mulligan.
“The jury sent a message that substandard medical care will not be tolerated in our community,” said Cohen & Malad, LLP partner Justin Kuhn.