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Jury Gives Woman Justice after Seven Year Fight

A jury in Coles County has awarded damages to a woman who claims that she was injured during a surgical procedure at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center seven years ago.

The lawsuit filed by Cheryl Long, who sued the hospital in 2013. Her lawsuit claimed her trachea was injured when a breathing apparatus was inserted during preparation for thyroid surgery in September 2008.

The jury awarded Long a total of $425,000 in damages at the end of a four-day trial. The damages included in the lawsuit were $200,000 for pain and suffering and s little more than $155,000 for Long’s medical expenses.

Any time that a patient decides to go under the knife, there is always the potential for something to go wrong. Every patient who entrusts their healthcare to a physician expects the best kind of care available. No one ever expects that their doctor or healthcare provider could possibly make a mistake. Even though we expect doctors to have a certain level of expertise in their field as with any other profession, mistakes can be made and things can go wrong. That’s the time you want an attorney who specializes in this complicated area of personal injury law.

If you or a loved one believes they have suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical negligence, contact the law offices of Bottar Leone, PLLC today. We will take the time to carefully evaluate your claim. One of our attorneys can then begin the process of getting you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation and legal analysis.

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