Verdicts

Civil Litigation Process and Verdicts

Kathy Gall, as Executrix of the Estate of the Betty J. Spotts v. Ahmed Eglamal, M.D., and Rest Haven Illiana Christian Convalescent Home d/b/a Providence Health Care South Holland ;

Circuit Court of Cook County; 13 L 1450


Plaintiff claimed that Dr. Elgamal and the Providence staff did not appreciate signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and did not transfer Ms. Spotts to the hospital in a timely manner. Defendants each contended that Dr. Elgamal and the Providence staff complied with the standard of care and that Ms. Spotts still could have survived her pulmonary embolism if she had been administered TPA, a thrombolytic agent, in the Ingalls Memorial Hospital emergency room. Plaintiff sought an award of $1,700,000 but the jury returned a verdict in favor of all defendants. Terrence Carden and Patricia Cruz Montalvo represented Providence at the trial of this lawsuit.

Telisha Lileton, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Felicia Lileton Deal, deceased vs. Mayfield Care Centre, Inc. ;

Circuit Court of Cook County; 11 L 6177


Plaintiff claimed that Mayfield staff did not adequately monitor nor suction Ms. Deal’s tracheostomy tube leading to suffocation and death. Plaintiff requested an award of $1,000,000, but judgment was entered in favor of all defendants. Terrence Carden and Johanna Tracy represented Mayfield Care Centre at the trial of this lawsuit.

Judith Beckman, as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Rosemary F. Jackson, deceased, v. SSC Mount Vernon Operating Company, LLC,

Circuit Court for the 2nd Judicial
District, Jefferson County, IL; 12 L 21


Plaintiff claimed that Nature Trail Health Care Center staff did not adequately monitor Rosemary Jackson, 85 years old, following a colonoscopy and that she experienced a ruptured colon and died. Plaintiff claimed that Ms. Jackson could have had laparoscopic surgery to repair the perforation if she had been sent to the hospital earlier. Plaintiff claims that earlier diagnosis of the perforation would have led to successful treatment and Ms. Jackson would still be alive. Plaintiff sought in excess of $1,000,000 and the jury found in favor of the defendants. Terrence Carden represented the Defendant at the trial of this lawsuit.

Cheri Harris, special administrator to the Estate of Maria Harris v. Lancaster Ltd., Elm Brook Health Care & Rehabilitation Centre, LLC, et al. ;

Circuit Court for the 2nd Judicial
District, Jefferson County, IL; 12 L 21


Plaintiff claimed that Elm Brook staff did not suction Ms. Harris’ tracheostomy tube, leading to suffocation and death. Plaintiff’s counsel sought an award in excess of $5,000,000. The individual defendants were granted a directed verdict and Elm Brook won on all claims pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act. Judgment on the wrongful death claim for $500,000 was entered in favor of the Plaintiff. Terrence Carden represented all defendants in this trial.

Mary Lou St. Aubin, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Emilio Opio, Deceased v. Claridge Imperial, Ltd., d/b/a Imperial Grove Pavilion, et al. ;

Circuit Court of Cook County;
07-L-010302


Plaintiff claimed that Imperial Grove staff did not properly monitor Emilio Opio and did not have a pommel cushion in place in his wheelchair and that as a result, he fell, suffering a subdural hematoma which required surgery and ultimately caused his death. Plaintiff claimed over $200,000 in medical bills. Plaintiff asked the jury to return a verdict in excess of $2,500,000. The jury awarded $645,000. Terrence Carden and Johanna Tracy represented the defendants in the trial of this lawsuit.

Joyce McLean, as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Jane Pullings, Deceased v. Prairie Village Healthcare Center, et al. ;

Circuit Court of Morgan County, IL, 05 L11


Plaintiff claimed the facility failed to provide proper tube feeding calories and protein, failed to provide sufficient fluid intake, failed to properly monitor plaintiff’s metabolic status, and failed to timely notify the attending physician of significant changes which ultimately caused severe malnutrition, dehydration and subsequently led to death. The jury found in favor of the defendants.