$1.9 million wrongful death award to family of 79-year-old chicago man in medical negligence case
Harold was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2015. Unfortunately, he also suffered from dormant Hepatitis B.
In cases like Harold’s, the standard of care indicates that an antiviral medication should always be administered before initiating chemotherapy treatment. This essential preventative step stops the chemotherapy drugs from activating the dormant Hepatitis B virus.
According to Meyers & Flowers Partner Craig Brown, “Tragically, the antiviral was not administered. The chemotherapy treatment activated Harold's hepatitis which ultimately caused him to pass away from acute liver failure.”
Mr. Brown represented Harold’s family and tirelessly prepared the case in part by drawing on the expertise of medical professionals. The family’s medical malpractice case was resolved within six months after the lawsuit was filed.
“It is an honor to work with families like Harold’s and help them navigate the legal process and find a modicum of peace after such an unnecessary loss,” said Craig Brown. “My hope is that other patients and families will not have to face a similar outcome and pay such a heavy price.”
Meyers & Flowers understands the devastating effects associated with medical malpractice cases. Our attorneys use their knowledge and experience to attain full and just compensation for families devastated by medical malpractice. Please let us know if we can help; we can be reached online or at 877-221-2511 to request a case evaluation.