Morris, deceased v. University of Chicago Hospitals
A patient who had leg swelling after abdominal surgery had a sudden cardiac arrest. Despite resuscitation, she became brain damaged and lived in a coma for 9 years before she died. After extensive investigation and research, Kurt Lloyd found that the hospital physicians and nurses had misread a test to rule out blood clots in the patient's leg. Id properly diagnosed, the physicians could have given blood thinner drugs and prevented the pulmonary embolism which caused a cardiac arrest and ultimately death.