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June 30, 2014
Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi, Patrick A. Salvi II and Matthew L. Williams obtained a $7.25 million Wrongful Death settlement on behalf of the estate of a 56-year-old man, who died of transfusion associated circulatory overload while a patient at a suburban hospital. The settlement was approved in Cook County.
Following hip surgery, the decedent developed an infection that lead to kidney failure. As a result of kidney failure, he received periodic dialysis to control his volume. On January 1, 2010, the plaintiff received two separate blood transfusions while in the hospital. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged his physicians failed to appropriately monitor the patient’s volume status after receiving two blood transfusions without dialysis. The decedent also showed signs and symptoms consistent with volume overload after receiving the transfusions.
The additional blood volume caused him to experience significant pulmonary edema, which lead to respiratory arrest and his death in the early morning hours the day after the blood transfusion. The autopsy, done by the hospital’s pathologists, attributed the cause of death to transfusion associated circulatory overload (TACO).
The plaintiff was a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife and two adult sons.
March 05 2009
LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS – Attorneys Patrick A. Salvi and Patrick A. Salvi II of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., announced they obtained a $33.2 million verdict last night on behalf of a 22-year-old young man, who was injured in a car accident. The trial was heard before the Honorable Christopher Starck who entered judgment on the jury’s verdict in Lake County, Illinois. According to the Jury Verdict Reporter (Law Bulletin Publishing Company), the father and son Salvi legal team—in their first jury trial together – exceeded the previous Lake County verdict record by nearly $10 million.
On November 19, 2006, William Klairmont, then 18-years-old, was driving intoxicated on Route 43 in Lake Bluff, when he lost control of the vehicle he was driving—crashing into a utility box. The accident paralyzed the vehicle’s passenger, Plaintiff, then 19-years-old, from the chest down. Tests later showed that Klairmont had a blood-alcohol level of 0.146, well above the legal driving limit of 0.08 for adults. The ‘black box’ in Klairmont’s car indicated that seconds before the accident, the vehicle was traveling at 120-miles-per-hour. The trial was only on damages because Klairmont admitted fault. The Plaintiff was not accused of doing anything wrong. During the trial, jurors heard testimony about the Plaintiff’s past and future medical needs, the difficulties of his day-to-day life, and his employability.
“Fortunately for our client, the vehicle Mr. Klairmont was driving was borrowed by his father’s employer from a second family corporation. Insurance-wise, this should allow our client the opportunity to collect much, if not all, of the verdict,” said Patrick A. Salvi, Sr. and Jim Nyeste, another member of the plaintiff’s legal team.
In February, the Plaintiff settled with Lauralee Pfeifer of Lake Forest, for her $2.5 million homeowner’s insurance policy limit. Mrs. Pfeifer owned the home at which William Klairmont became intoxicated.
“The outcome in this case is the recognition by a Lake County jury that our client has suffered a tremendous loss. The jury did the right thing,” said Patrick A. Salvi II. “This verdict will take care of our client’s medical needs for the rest of his life so that he can live as full a life as possible in the face of physical disabilities.”
September 06 2011
CHICAGO, IL – The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit today affirmed a $29.1 million medical malpractice verdict.
On April 2, 2010, attorneys David J. Pritchard and Patrick A. Salvi II of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., secured the $29.1 million verdict on behalf of Christian Arroyo. Judge Amy St. Eve of the Northern District of Illinois rendered the verdict for Christian and against the United States of America after a week-long bench trial. The government-employed doctors were found guilty of negligence having to do with their obstetrical and neonatal care. The attorneys of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard proved that prophylactic measures to prevent infection should have been taken prior to Christian’s birth and that the signs and symptoms of a neonatal infection were missed, causing profound brain damage.
The government appealed the verdict based on the statue of limitations. The government said that the suit was untimely because it was brought more than 2 years after the baby was discharged from the hospital following birth. Attorneys case-resultsfully argued that the lawsuit was timely filed because the Arroyos did not know and had no reason to know that the brain injury had any sort of doctor or government cause.
Today, Christian Arroyo is a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. He cannot walk, talk or eat through his mouth.
Attorney Patrick Salvi II said: “We are very pleased that the Court of Appeals has affirmed this verdict on behalf of Christian, and rejected the government’s attempt to avoid responsibility for the misconduct of the doctors involved by asserting that they should have been sued sooner. The money will be essential in giving this young man a chance in life given his severe and permanent disabilities.
For more information on the Arroyo case [07C4912], or the Law Firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., please contact Patrick Salvi II at (312) 372 -1227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.