Michael Teich

Anesi Ozmon Partner Michael Teich and Associate Adam Gilbert Obtain $4.5 Million Settlement in a Kidney Damage Medical Malpractice Case

Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd. (Anesi Ozmon) announced a $4.5 million settlement in a medical malpractice action on behalf of a 63-year-old man who suffered a severe and permanent kidney injury and will spend the remainder of his life on dialysis.   Michael Teich and associate Adam Gilbert reached the settlement agreement during mediation before the Honorable Michael Gallagher in Cook County on April 11, 2018.

“Our client fully entrusted his doctor with his medical care over several years, and the doctor was aware of the need to responsibly monitor his kidney function. If she had responded appropriately after receiving urgent warning signs in lab results our client’s kidney injury could have been avoided,” Teich stated. “This settlement provides our client with the medical care he will need for the rest of his life.”

Our client saw Dr. Sofiya Elterman as his primary care physician for more than a decade. During that time, she was aware that he took various medications that could pose a risk of kidney injury. Anesi Ozmon filed suit in 2016 against Dr. Elterman and her practice group, NorthShore University HealthSystem Faculty Practice Associates, for Dr. Elterman’s failure to properly monitor and respond to increasing warning signs of kidney damage between July 2013 and August 2014, resulting in a severe and permanent kidney injury.  Our client was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and began receiving dialysis during a hospital stay. He continues to receive dialysis and will require dialysis for the rest of his life.

The Plaintiff filed suit in Cook County against Sofiya Elterman, MD, and NorthShore University HealthSystem Faculty Practice Associates. The settlement totaled $4.5 million to be paid by both defendants.

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Recognized as a premier law firm in Chicago, Anesi Ozmon has earned a reputation for tenacious advocacy by winning record jury verdicts and achieving multimillion-dollar settlements for its clients since 1955. The firm specializes in personal injury, workplace accidents, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, motor vehicle, and trucking accidents, defective products, as well as estate planning, real estate transactions, and other family law matters.

The firm has been a leader of the trial bar for more than 60 years. Partners and associates are consistently recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers and among The Best Lawyers in America. Find more information at ANESILAW.COM.

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