Jury awards $12 million to family of Hoffman Estates woman who died after doctors failed to diagnose lung cancer

A Prepare dinner County jury awarded $12 million to the household of a Hoffman Estates girl who died after docs did not deal with her lung most cancers.On Thursday, jurors discovered that docs Wanda Iza, Jeffrey E. Chung, Jeffrey Lindahl and the Alexian Brothers Medical Group didn’t correctly deal with Doris Newberry after a lump was found in her lung.Based on a replica of the 2014 lawsuit filed by Newberry’s daughter, Renee Chiero, X-rays have been taken of the sufferer’s chest after she went to the emergency room of St. Alexius Medical Heart in Hoffman Estates in July 2010 complaining of ache in her left ear.Chung recognized a “non-specific density” within the left higher lobe of her lungs, however when Newberry met with Iza the next month, Iza “assured Doris (Newberry) that the radiological findings … were normal,” in accordance with the grievance.
In 2011, Lindahl took over Newberry’s care, however neither he nor Iza adopted up on the 2010 X-ray. In December 2012, a biopsy confirmed the mass was cancerous, and Newberry died of stage four lung most cancers at age 70 in September 2013, in accordance with the grievance.Jurors awarded $10 million to the plaintiff for Newberry’s ache and struggling, disfigurement and lack of life, and a further $2 million to her household for lack of society with the sufferer in addition to their grief and sorrow, in accordance with courtroom information.“We trust doctors to figure out what’s wrong and to begin treatment right away, to give patients the best possible chance at survival or, at the very least, the best possible quality of life in the time they have,” one of many plaintiff’s attorneys, Michael Bonamarte, stated in a written assertion following the judgment. “When doctors don’t live up to the trust we put in them, they have to face consequences.”Attorneys for the defendants couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.mwalberg@tribune.comTwitter @mattwalberg1


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