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Hospital’s failure to monitor patient results in severe, permanent brain damage

Levin & Perconti has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County against nurses and doctors the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital.

The basis of the lawsuit is that while the patient was in the hospital, suffering from injuries due to a brain hemorrhage, the hospital staff failed to monitor the pressure building up inside the patient’s brain. As a result, this pressure increased and the skull pressed the brain down into the patient’s spinal cord, resulting in a brain stem herniation. The patient is now severely brain damaged due to the hospital’s negligence.