$925,000 Settlement – Medical Negligence
A dedicated 51-year-old electric worker and family man lost his life after his aortic dissection was allegedly not timely diagnosed by Ira Asher, MD and La Grange Memorial Hospital in La Grange, Illinois. According to the American Heart Association, aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition that occurs when blood leaks from the aorta. The leak is often caused by a tear in the inside wall of the aorta. The most common symptom of aortic dissection is sudden and severe chest pain or upper back pain. The mortality rate is as high as 80% if untreated, and increases 1-5% per hour over the first several hours, making early diagnosis and treatment critical for survival. His family received a settlement of $925,000.