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EAST ST. LOUIS — A federal choose on Wednesday declined to cut back her earlier $29.9 million verdict for an Illinois man who was pressured to bear a kidney transplant, saying that his well being situation was the fault of an East St. Louis well being clinic, not his.
In November a federal appeals courtroom upheld U.S. District Courtroom Choose Nancy J. Rosenstengel’s verdict, however stated she ought to have in contrast Kevin Clanton’s negligence and his understanding of his situation to that of an inexpensive particular person in the identical state of affairs.
Protection attorneys argued Clanton skipped medical appointments and did not take his remedy, and was greater than 50% negligent, which might have barred him from recovering any cash.
Rosenstengel, in her ruling Wednesday, stated that Clanton did not perceive his illness. Even when he was minimally accountable, that was dwarfed by the “overwhelming negligence” of a nurse on the clinic, she stated. The nurse didn’t observe up on lab outcomes, seek the advice of a physician or absolutely clarify Clanton’s situation, Rosenstengel wrote.
Clanton obtained a brand new kidney after being identified with Stage V continual kidney illness and spending two years on the transplant ready listing whereas on dialysis, and might have extra transplants.
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