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Romanucci & Blandin secures $2 million settlement in a medical malpractice case alleging a failure to recommend prompt medical attention for symptoms of a blood clot led to a fatal pulmonary embolism

February 9, 2023

CHICAGO (February 9, 2023) – Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announces the $2,000,000 settlement on behalf of the family of a woman whose doctor failed to recommend prompt medical attention for symptoms of deep vein thrombosis, which ultimately led to her death at 38-years-old. The settlement was secured by a medical malpractice legal team led by Partner Michael E. Holden and Senior Counsel Robert S. Baizer. In this matter, a young wife and mother of two reported new-onset calf pain after a lumbar microdiscectomy procedure. In a telephone consultation, the physician did not recommend prompt medical attention to rule out a blood clot. The patient collapsed and died the next day from a massive acute pulmonary embolism stemming from an undiagnosed and untreated deep vein thrombosis.

“Physicians must be held accountable for their medical mistakes,” said Partner Michael E. Holden, “We are proud to have secured this settlement after a completely preventable tragedy that led to our clients losing a loving wife and mother.”

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About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Romanucci & Blandin is a Chicago-based national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death. For 25 years, we have secured more than $850 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients - many for millions of dollars and others record-setting awards.  Our experience ranges from mass shootings, civil rights and police misconduct to medical malpractice, sexual abuse, motor vehicle accidents or workplace injury cases involving individual or institutional negligence. Romanucci & Blandin is a valuable legal resource to individuals and groups of people who have been injured by others’ wrongdoing. Referring attorneys and clients say several factors differentiate our firm: Our record of success, depth of experience, talented and dedicated legal team, tireless preparation and strategic use of communications to fight for the rights of those whose lives have been changed forever. We are different from other personal injury firms in that our work does not stop when a verdict or settlement is secured.  We are often inspired by our clients’ experiences and commit resources to create change in our communities. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit or call (312) 458-1000.

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