In 2006, a 20 year old woman died after being misdiagnosed and released from a Chicago area ER. November 9, 2010, a Chicago jury awarded her family $1.5 million.
Medical Malpractice in a Chicago Hospital
Michelle L. Koenig went to the Emergency Room at Provena St. Mary’s Hospital with complaints of a skin condition that she did not recognize or know the cause of. The ER doctor, Timothy Moran, diagnosed her skin illness as simply a rash and sent Michelle home. Two days later, Michelle was dead.
Michelle was actually suffering from an aggressive form of Chickenpox and, tragically, Dr. Moran’s misdiagnosis lead to her death. In two days, the virus spread to her liver and she died shortly thereafter.
Dr. Moran’s inadequate examination led to the death of a 20 year old girl. It is likely that the ER was understaffed and Dr. Moran was working with a number of other patients, trying to give each adequate examinations, and failing when it came to Michelle Koenig.
So often, physicians, surgeons, and hospital workers are overworked, making it harder to perform their job to the best of their abilities. Understaffing plays a very large role in Medical Malpractice and it’s effects on the lives of many patients.
NJ and PA Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been affected by medical malpractice, specifically, misdiagnosis or surgical error, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
Our New Jersey and Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys are experienced and ready to help you earn the compensation you deserve.