Jury Awards Woman $11.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury in Illinois awarded 30 year old Sabine Miller $11.5 million after a three week medical malpractice trial. Ms. Miller was 14 weeks pregnant when she was rushed by ambulance to Edward Hospital in Napierville in November 2004.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “Hospital personnel failed to properly monitor her “deteriorating condition,” and that of her unborn baby, the release said. Nurses also failed to contact a doctor, and Miller lost consciousness due to septic shock.”
The jury award is believed to be the second largest medical malpractice verdict in DuPage County for an adult woman in a medical malpractice case.