CHICAGO, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Cook County jury, on April 26, 2016, found in favor of Ronald Willis Jr., plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought against Mount Sinai Medical Hospital of Chicago in the amount of $8 million. The case lasted nine days in front of the Honorable Elizabeth Budzinski, and the jury deliberated for nine hours.
Represented by Jay Paul Deratany, Michael Kosner and Megan O'Connor of The Deratany Firm, Chicago's leading personal injury law firm, Mr. Willis was able to obtain justice for untimely and preventable death of his mother Joya Pipkin. Ronald Willis Jr's mother, Joya Pipkin, died at the age of 41 as a result of failed code blue system after she was given sedation on January 16, 2009.
The jury found that Mount Sinai Hospital was negligent in failing to have a proper code blue protocol in place for resuscitating patients who suffer adverse consequences from sedation. In Ms. Pipkin's case, over seven minutes passed before an anesthesiologist was present and proper resuscitation was initiated. Those seven minutes contributed to irreversible brain damage, from which Ms. Pipkin passed on February 09, 2009. She left behind her 14 year old son, Ronald Willis Jr.
Attorney Jay Paul Deratany stated, "This was the right outcome. It is unacceptable for a hospital to not have an organized code blue system to provide for the timely resuscitation of its patients. The jury listened closely and worked hard." "It was an incredible honor to represent Mr. Willis. He is an upstanding young man and we feel honored that he allowed us to obtain justice for him," added Michael Kosner.
About The Deratany Firm
The Deratany Firm is located at 221 N. LaSalle St. Their experienced legal team brings more than 100 years of collective experience to the table on behalf of those injured or died resulting in more than $400 million in jury verdicts and settlements. The firm has been voted among top Illinois law firms for 13 years, and founding attorney, Jay Paul Deratany, has been voted among top lawyers nationwide since 2007, including recently receiving The Litigator Awards, which only the top 1% of trial lawyers achieve.
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