Estate of Kucera v. Rush-Presbyterian, St. Luke's Hospital
Jury Verdict: $9 Million
Mr. Kucera enrolled in a weight loss program at Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center. Despite doing poorly on a treadmill stress test, the Medical Center sent the Mr. Kucera home, knowing he was scheduled for a vacation in Florida. Kucera suffered a fatal heart attack on a beach in Florida. His family sued Rush, for failing to consult a cardiologist after his stress-test, which likely would have resulted in his admission to the hospital, saving his life.