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Estate of Thomas, deceased v. Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

Verdict: $1,000,000

The deceased plaintiff, age 65 and obese, was admitted for hernia surgery. The defendant hospital nursing staff did not follow procedures for pre-operative and post-operative assessment of the plaintiff decedent's for risk of venous thromboembolism (‘blood clots”) and notify physicians, which resulted in a delay in anticoagulation therapy to prevent pulmonary embolism. The plaintiff died one day after discharge home from a large saddle pulmonary embolism. The plaintiff had a history of Stage III colon cancer with the risk of recurrence at the time of death.

Mr. Lloyd has prosecuted a number of failures to diagnose cancer cases in the areas of breast, lung, prostate, and skin.

Estate of Thomas, deceased v. Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

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Kurt D. Lloyd

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff's trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Law Group, Ltd.

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