Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Receives Not Guilty Verdict in Medical Malpractice Defense Case
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys William J. Rogers and Sarah A. Ferrill obtained a defense verdict in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois at trial on behalf of their clients, a cardiologist and the cardiologist’s group.
Plaintiff claimed the cardiologist failed to accurately interpret and report the EKG portion of a medication induced stress test. The EKG raised the possibility of a pulmonary embolism.The stress test was ordered by the patient's primary care physician due to the patient’s shortness of breath. It was also claimed that the cardiologist failed to recommend the patient be admitted for workup of a possible pulmonary embolism. The patient died at home about 18 hours after the stress test due to a saddle pulmonary embolism.
Plaintiff's counsel asked the jury for $8.5 million for wrongful death and survival damages. The jury returned a verdict for the defendants.
William J. Rogers has successfully tried jury cases in federal, state and municipal courts and has written and argued appeals in the Seventh Circuit, Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Court. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (2020-2022, Illinois Chapter President) and Society of Trial Lawyers (2017-2018, President). Learn more about his practice here.
Sarah A. Ferrill has significant experience handling all aspects of medical negligence cases, from pre-suit investigation to trial. She currently represents a wide range of hospitals, physicians, physician groups, and other healthcare professionals. Sarah serves as chair of the firm’s Medical Negligence and Healthcare Practice Group. Learn more about her practice here.