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Wrongful Death Suit Recovers $1.7 Million

In Illinois, the family of a former Illinois State University football player brought a wrongful death lawsuit against their doctor’s business. The business is an Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center and OSF Health System. The suit was filed after the 22-year-old player died after knee surgery. The suit claims that the victim died as a result of negligent post-surgical treatment by the doctor and three nurses. OSF Health System was named in the suit because it reportedly employed two of the nurses in its Home Car center. Reports show that the victim suffered complications after the knee surgery and was found unresponsive at his home. He wrongfully died at the hospital the following day. As part of a settlement reached, the victim’s family received a $1.7 million payout which resolved the suit. To read the full story, click here.