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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Michael L. Teich and Patrick J. Blum Obtain $2.5 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case

-Defendants to pay plaintiff for injuries resulting in open heart surgery to replace two valves -

Partner Michael L. Teich and Associate Patrick J. Blum secured a $2.5 million settlement in a medical malpractice case on behalf of a 50-year old woman from Lake County, IL. Two defendants agreed to pay $2.5 million on January 9, 2020, after mediation before the Honorable Judge Hollis Webster.

The plaintiff filed suit against her primary care physician and the physician’s employer for severe and permanent injuries resulting from an infection that went undiagnosed. The plaintiff visited her doctor in February 2016 because she wasn’t feeling well. She returned in March and continued to feel sick over the next several months, returning multiple times to her doctor who told her it was a virus and would resolve on its own. In June 2016, the plaintiff went to the emergency room where a blood culture revealed that she had been suffering from a streptococcus bovis (strep bovis) infection and an advanced case of endocarditis caused by the strep bovis infection. Strep bovis infection, when left unchecked, is known to attack the valves of the heart, and in...

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