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$4,300,000 Settlement – Death from Medical Neglect of Brain Cyst (Chicago, IL)

Cheryl Wiedenbeck was a book editor who was taking care of her two young daughters, ages 2 and 8 months. She developed an excruciating headache that was later diagnosed as a benign cyst in her brain. The cyst blocked the flow of fluid and caused an increase in pressure. After being transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center, she was left in the hands of a new resident who failed to recognize the urgency of the situation.

While there, Cheryl€™s brain herniated, leaving her brain damaged. Her husband and two daughters cared for her as if she were another child for four years, until she unexpectedly died.

John Elliott Leighton was retained by this Chicago, Illinois family to litigate this medical malpractice case. Following litigation, a settlement of $4,300,000 was obtained on behalf of the children and surviving husband of Cheryl. Estate of Wiedenbeck v. University of Chicago Hospital (Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago, IL).

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