CHICAGO, IL – Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois has agreed to pay $8 million to settle a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit that was pending in Cook County Circuit Court.
The lawsuit alleged that in April 2017, a 61-year-old woman sought medical treatment at Silver Cross Hospital for an infected kidney and kidney stone. The team of ten medical professionals allowed her to slowly deteriorate from an undiagnosed infection that turned septic, while doctors and nurses waited for the stone to pass.
Within just hours of the woman’s admission to the hospital, medical records proved she had an infected kidney and a kidney stone was blocking her from passing urine. Records showed the woman has born with just one kidney, something the plaintiff claimed she was not aware of.