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Medical Malpractice Verdicts

$5,000,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Malpractice – Birth Injuries

A mother and father planned to have their child delivered by a home birth att4ended by a certified nurse midwife. Eight days after her due date, the mother experienced contractions and the midwife visited the home. Midwives visited the home each of the next four days and eventually discovered that the mother’s water had broken spontaneously. Later that morning, the mother was transported to Mercy Hospital where she experienced complications including failure to progress and non-reassuring fetal heart tones. The treating physicians, however, failed to properly diagnosis and treat these conditions cause the child to be born with significant birth defects. Joseph R. Curcio represented the parents and child and secured a $5,000,000 settlement from the Hospital.

$3,500,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Malpractice – Birth Injuries

A mother went into labor and was admitted to a Chicago area hospital. Before her presentation at the hospital, the mother had experienced a normal pregnancy. Upon admission, the attending physicians failed to diagnose and treat signs of fetal distress that caused the child permanent brain injury and decreased life expectancy. The Plaintiff – now a 12 year-old girl – has dealt with a severe learning disability as well as suffering disability and disfigurement. Joseph R. Curcio negotiated a settlement from the attending nursing and physicians for $3,500,000.

$4,500,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Malpractice – Birth Injuries

A mother went into labor and was admitted to a Chicago area hospital on New Year’s Day. Before her presentation at the hospital, the mother had experienced a normal pregnancy. Upon admission, the attending physicians failed to diagnose and treat signs of fetal distress that caused the child permanent brain injury and decreased life expectancy. The Plaintiff – now an 8 year-old girl – has dealt with a severe learning disability as well as a significant weakness in the life side of her body. Representing the Plaintiff and her mother, Joseph R. Curcio attained a settlement for $4,500,000 from the treating physicians.

$5,000,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Malpractice – Birth Injuries

Plaintiff was bearing child and planned to have a home birth attended by a midwife. Just days before the birth, fetal movement had greatly decreased. The midwife, however, failed to order a non-stress test on the plaintiff. The plaintiff had to forgo the desired home birth and was taken to the hospital where the fetus continued to show signs of distress. Doctors failed to respond in a timely manner and as a result the child suffered permanent brain damage. On the night before the trial, Joseph R. Curcio negotiated a settlement for the child’s family in the amount of $5,000,000.00.

$7,400,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Malpractice – Injuries to Children

A mother transported her daughter to the hospital after complaints of neck pain that radiated to her eyes. The plaintiff – a 10 year-old girl – received treatment and was discharged. Plaintiff returned to the emergency room three separate times over the next month, each time complaining of increased neck pain that affected her vision. Each time she was treated and discharged. After being admitted to the children’s intensive care unit nearly a month after her initial complaint, the plaintiff finally gained proper care and was diagnosed with cranial pressure on the brain. Although the doctors were able to alleviate the pressure, plaintiff suffered a permanent loss in vision. Representing the plaintiff and her mother, Joseph R. Curcio attained a settlement for $7,400,000 from the treating physicians.

$ 5,600,000 – Settlement┬á
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Malpractice – Injuries to Children

Plaintiff was a 5 year-old girl that was admitted to a Chicago-area hospital for an elective surgery to correct a congenital abnormality to her esophagus. During the procedure, the anesthesiologist and surgical staff at the hospital failed to properly clear the air lines that delivered the anesthesia and an air bubble was introduced into the blood stream causing significant brain damage to the child. Joseph R. Curcio was able to obtain a settlement for $5,600,00 on behalf of the plaintiff.

$5,000,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Malpractice – Surgical Injuries – Catastrophic Accident

Plaintiff presented to a Chicago area hospital for an aortic arch replacement and an aortic valve replacement. During surgery, the physicians and the perfusionist allowed air to escape into the ventricle and heart area that traveled to the plaintiff’s brain. As a result, plaintiff sustained severe brain injuries that decreased his quality of life. Joseph R. Curcio, represented the plaintiff in an action against the hospital and attained a settlement of $5,000,000.

$200,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Malpractice – Nursing Home Injuries

Plaintiff sought treatment at a Chicago area nursing home due to a history of malnutrition and decubitus ulcers. While under the care of the home, Plaintiff developed a sacral ulcer that closed and reopened several times for over a year. When the nursing home finally sought outside treatment for the wound, it was revealed that the ulcer was infected and would never properly heal. Joseph R. Curcio obtained a settlement for the Plaintiff in the amount of $200,000.

$1,250,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Death

A man collapsed at work and was transported to a Chicago-area emergency room. Upon arrival, the man complained of lower back pain and feeling dizzy and weak. After two blood transfusions were ordered, the man sustained a severe drop in blood pressure and was admitted to the ICU. Multiple doctors ordered six subsequent transfusions, but the man’s condition deteriorated to the point of respiratory distress. Another four blood transfusions were administered before doctors diagnosed an active bleeding ulcer. After 13 total units of blood and nearly 30 hours in the ICU, the man was finally taken to the operating room. However, his condition was beyond the point of repair and the man was returned to his room where he ultimately expired. Joseph R. Curcio represented the plaintiff’s family and attained a settlement of $1,250,000 from the responding doctors.

$250,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Death

Plaintiff’s husband was transported to the hospital due to cardiac and respiratory complications. After admission to the hospital, the victim was administered medication that caused him to go into cardiac arrest. The negligent treatment caused immediate brain damage and ultimately led to the victim’s death just hours after his admission. Representing the wife of the victim, Joseph R. Curcio attained a $250,000 settlement for the victim’s estate.

$ 1,000,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Negligence – Serious Personal Injuries

Plaintiff is a 64 year-old woman who was not diagnosed with lung cancer until it had already reached stage 4. The pre-suit investigation conducted by Curcio Law Offices revealed that the plaintiff had an abnormal finding in a chest x-ray that one of her physicians failed to recognize as significant and therefore failed to properly order follow-up diagnostic treatment which would have led to a significantly earlier diagnosis of cancer at a stage where treatment is more effective. Once suit was filed, the physician denied liability and alleged that the abnormal finding had been communicated to the plaintiff with instructions for follow-up treatment and that the plaintiff ignored this medical advice for 22 months when her eventual diagnosis was made. Curcio Law Offices took up the difficult challenge of undermining the credibility of the physician’s defense and after several depositions and other pre-trial motions, the defendants agreed to a settlement in the amount of $1,000,000 in order to avoid the upcoming trial.

$850,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Medical Negligence – Wrongful Death

Plaintiff was a 74 year-old woman who was an in-patient at a local hospital for treatment of cancer that died as a result of multi-organ failure. When the family retained Curcio Law Offices to evaluate the care she received it was determined that she had been given an incorrect dosage of methotrexate which caused her to go into toxic shock resulting in her death. Neither the hospital, her treating physician, nor the consulting physicians that were named as defendants in the case were able to timely ascertain that the plaintiff had been given this lethal dosage and asserted that her pre-existing cancer led to her demise. After lengthy discovery and a series of pre-trial conferences before the presiding judge, Joseph R. Curcio was able to successfully negotiate a settlement from all of the defendants in the amount of $850,000.

$325,000 – Settlement
Joseph R. Curcio – Managing Attorney
Nursing Home Injuries – Wrongful Death

An 86 year-old woman was residing in a Chicago area nursing home due to her high risk for falling. During her stay, the victim’s wheelchair was left unlocked by a nurse’s aid. When the victim attempted to get up she fell, hit her head on a wall, and sustained injuries that led to her death. Joseph R. Curcio negotiated a settlement on behalf of her estate in the amount of $325,000.