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Romanucci & Blandin, LLC Secures Record High Medical Malpractice Settlement On Behalf Of 93-year-old

October 30, 2019

Medical malpractice attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announced a settlement today on behalf of their 93-year-old client who lost her life after suffering complications due to a Chicago-area physician negligently placing the lead of a pacemaker into the incorrect ventricle of the plaintiff’s heart.  The Decedent suffered a stroke and required a revision operation. As a result of the settlement with the physician and practice group, the plaintiff’s family was awarded $350,000.00 making it the largest award of its kind in Illinois on behalf of a 90+ year-old for a heart-related medical malpractice case.

The plaintiff alleged that the physician deviated from the standard of care by placing the lead in the left ventricle and not using appropriate imaging methods before, during, and/or after the original pacemaker insertion operation in July of 2013.  The physician did not discover the error until the next day.   

Defendants cited the Decedent’s comorbidities including: a prior stroke, diabetes, stage III kidney disease, and hypertension as to why the Decedent suffered the stroke at issue.  Defendants further alleged that another stroke unrelated to the procedure, roughly three weeks later, led to her death.  

This case was originally being handled by the late Geoffrey L. Gifford who had asked that Romanucci & Blandin Associates assist in representing the plaintiff on his behalf. Law Clerk, Sarah E. King also assisted with the case.

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