Estate of Greenblatt v. Poor, MD
Jury Trial Verdict: $1,195,000 on offer of only: $500,000
A radiologist's negligence caused a 16-month delay in diagnosis of lung cancer. Kurt Lloyd tried the case, winning a verdict from the jury – one of the few jury verdicts ever recorded on behalf of a plaintiff. This verdict is also noteworthy for being one of the first in Illinois to award more than one million dollars for the wrongful death of a widowed woman over the age of sixty-five.
As plaintiff's counsel, Mr. Lloyd hired one of the world's top lung cancer surgeons, who testified that a person with a malignant lung tumor less than 3.0 cm in size has a seventy percent chance of survival with timely diagnosis and treatment