Lake County Medical Malpractice Verdict Affirmed

An Illinois appellate court has upheld about $9 million award in the wrongful death a 12 year-old boy who died during a 1999 surgical procedure. The boy died after receiving an antibiotic that triggered an allergic reaction and breathing problems. Jurors two years ago found that the doctor who ordered the antibiotic and the attending anesthesiologist were negligent in the death.