Verdict & Settlement Wins
Put Your Accident Behind You
Court: Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Plaintiff's Counsel: David M. Paris, William S. Jacobson
Failure to Treat Strep Infection Results in $4 Million Settlement
Our client delivered her first child and developed a postpartum uterine infection within 12 hours of delivery. Her signs and symptoms (fever, elevated WBC, and confusion) went unrecognized and untreated for another 14 hours, after which point she went into shock and succumbed. This was a fulminant Group A strep toxic shock-like syndrome. The defense argued that by the time a reasonable physician could be expected to recognize the condition, it was too late to save her. After three days of trial, a settlement was reached. Our client was survived by her daughter, husband, parents, and sister.