U of Illinois to pay $6M in patient death lawsuit

In an approved settlement yesterday, the University of Illinois has agreed to pay $6 million to the family of deceased patient Juan Fernandez, who died in 2007 after complications from a removed spleen, the Associated Press reported. The family's lawsuit alleged that staff at the University of Illinois Medical Center failed to treat Fernandez's surgical injury. It was the surgeon's first time using the robotic equipment. Article

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