$3.1 Million Settlement For 75-year-old Man
Loggans reached a $3.1 million settlement with a major Chicago hospital, its physicians, and a subsequent nursing home facility for a senior citizen who had a serious heart condition. Upon discharge from the treating hospital for the heart condition, the discharge instructions called for Plavix, a blood thinner, to be prescribed. Plavix was eliminated from the discharge instructions and the patient was sent to a nursing home, which also failed to determine that Plavix was necessary. Consequently, the patient had a heart attack and required an artificial heart to sustain his life. He ultimately succumbed to his heart disease prematurely due to the failure to prescribe the required medication.