Death of Pregnant Mom from Pneumonia

Our client was a 40-year-old 32-week pregnant Mom of five children. During her pregnancy she acquired pneumonia. After not feeling well and admitting herself into the hospital, her doctor and nurses failed to recognize and appreciate the severity of her respiratory condition and her continued decline. Our client’s bronchopneumonia lead to cardiopulmonary collapse and the physicians and hospital failed to diagnose and treat her timely. Unfortunately, our client and her unborn child died while in the hospital. The mom left behind 3 adult children and 2 minors, all girls, and the 32-week fetus would have been her first son. The surviving husband and father is a Cook County Sheriff’s deputy and this money has helped provide for him and the children. She is missed every day.

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