A Cook County man whose leg was amputated may receive an out-of-court settlement payment of as much as $1.75 million, Cook County Commissioner Peter N. Silvestri told reporters on January 15, 2013. Jessie Peoples lost his leg after an incident that his attorney says is due to medical malpractice on the part of Stroger Hospital.
Mr. Peoples, who is in his sixties, went to Stroger for treatment for an ulcer and numbness in his right leg. Hospital staff diagnosed him with a vascular problem and referred him to clinic. However, the problem continued. When Mr. Peoples went to St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island, he was found to have a massive infection that was so advanced that the leg had to be amputated.
He filed suit against Stroger Hospital, which is owned by Cook County. The county’s Board of Commissioners must vote on whether to accept the settlement.
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