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Lane & Lane, LLC Wins Case Settlement of $1.2 Million

Lane & Lane, LLC (Chicago, IL) is happy to announce that Scott D. Lane obtained a settlement of $1.2 million in a medical malpractice case out of Evanston, Chicago.

This article originally appeared in the “Daily Law Bulletin” on 3/30/2011.

A $1.2 million settlement has been reached in the case of a 53-year-old woman who claimed that doctors at a clinic in Evanston, IL failed, during three visits within a period of about a week, to recognize that she was experiencing the precursor to a stroke, the woman’s attorney said.

Deborah Bowden was experiencing numbness and tingling in one of her hands and feet when she first arrived at the clinic of NorthShore University Health System in early August 2007, said Scott D. Lane of Lane & Lane, who represented the plaintiff.

Bowden claimed that three different doctors during her separate visits failed to appreciate that she was showing signs and symptoms of a stroke.

Bowden’s symptoms worsened over a period of about five days since her second visit to the clinic, so she saw a third doctor, Lane said. That doctor suspected a neurological problem, ordered aspirin and an MRI, and referred the patient to a neurologist.

“The problem is that he didn’t do it on an emergency basis,” Lane said. “He just ordered it and it was going to take place in the near future.”

The next day, Bowden suffered a stroke, leaving her with weakness and stiffness in her right hand and right leg and some difficulty with speech, Lane said.

The settlement with the doctor’s practice, NorthShore University Health System, which was represented by Michael R. Slovis of Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine P.C., was reached Thursday, following mediation with retired Cook County Circuit Judge Michael J. Hogan.

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This article originally appeared in the “Daily Law Bulletin” on 3/30/2011.

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