$5,500,000 in a medical malpractice case of a husband and father whose death was caused by a pulmonary embolism that occurred before the scheduled surgery began.
$5,000,000 verdict against a hospital and physician for improper intubation which resulted in hypoxia and cardiac arrest to a 14-year-old female who was the victim of a drive-by shooting which caused C-5 quadriplegia. During his cross examination of a defense expert, the doctor commented on how well Jeff knew the medicine.
$4,600,000 settlement from a Chicago hospital for failing to place a five-year-old boy on a respirator following tracheotomy revision surgery, which resulted in a lack of oxygen when his tracheostomy tube came out or was blocked. He was left in a persistent vegetative state with limited remaining life expectancy. The hospital paid policy and excess carriers contributed.
$4,500,000 settlement against a reproductive endocrinologist and fertility treatment center for failing to diagnose adrenal cancer in a 19-year-old woman, which led to a delay of diagnosis and treatment.
$2,900,000 settlement against an OB-Gyne and hospital for excess force (traction) applied during delivery of an infant which resulted in injury to her brachial plexus nerves causing permanent left arm nerve damage. She ultimately received surgery that repaired the nerve.
$2,250,000 wrongful death settlement against a Chicago hospital for failure to timely diagnose and treat an infection in a five-year-old boy who was recovering from Leukemia.
$2,000,000 settlement against a chiropractic practice and an internist for failing to diagnose spinal problems (cervical stenosis) that led to permanent paresthesia in a 45-year-old optician.
$2,000,000 settlement against a hospital compensating for the death of a 62-year-old husband and father due to failure to diagnose fluid collecting in the sac around the heart, which resulted in cardiac compression.
$1,950,000 settlement against an obstetrician-gynecologist who misdiagnosed the nature of an ovarian tumor and, consequently, removed her reproductive organs, rendering a 27-year-old woman sterile.
$1,100,000 settlement against a northwest suburban municipality for its paramedics’ improper respiratory care, which caused a 55-year-old asthmatic woman’s respiratory disease to worsen into respiratory/cardiac arrest. The family settled due to concern over their inability to prove Defendants committed willful and wanton misconduct.
$1,030,000 settlement against an obstetrician for a newborn’s brachial plexus injuries who was unable to have subsequent surgery to address her injuries.
$975,000 medical malpractice settlement against a hospital for a 52-year-old woman who suffered right ulnar nerve injury during a cardiac ablation (Notably, this client requested representation after serving on one of Mr. Martin’s juries).
$750,000 settlement against a downstate hospital for the death of an infant with cerebral palsy who died from neglect due to a lack of oxygen from an obstructed breathing tube.
$650,000 settlement against emergency room physicians for failing to detect the presence of air in the abdomen of a 66-year-old man who presented with complaints of difficulty in urinating and abdominal pain, with the delay in diagnosis causing fecal peritonitis and sepsis for which the patient required significant treatment.
$607,500 settlement for a newborn girl whose little finger shriveled and fell off due to failure to treat inadequate blood flow.
$500,000 settlement against a health club for a young woman whose previously operated-on lower back was injured by a personal trainer during a stretching movement, despite her having signed a membership agreement containing a release of liability provision.
$485,598 verdict in Quincy, Illinois, against a physician who failed to diagnose a rare mesenteric cyst, which resulted in intestinal injuries to a 20-year-old female.
$300,000 settlement for a young woman who suffered irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after a laparoscopy.