March 2017 

Chicago: Hall and Koptik Secure a Defense Verdict in a Wrongful Death Case

In March 2017, HPS attorneys David Hall and Mike Koptik secured a defense verdict for a Chicago area hospital client. HPS represented the Hospital in a wrongful death case where the Plaintiff alleged that negligence by multiple care providers resulted in the failure to diagnose and treat a post-operative pneumothorax.  The estate of the deceased patient sought $3.5 million in damages.  After a 14-day trial, the Cook County jury returned a not guilty verdict on behalf of a nurse, CRNA and anesthesiologist in 2 hours.