The Chicago Sun-Times reported today about Goldberg & Goldberg’s record recovery in a wrongful death case where the deceased had only adult children survivng her. Patricia Quirk, age 60, died in 2004 after her doctors at Little Company Of Mary Hospital negligently over radiated her while treating her for cancer.
The lawsuit accused The Hospital and Quirk’s radiation oncologist of failing to make sure that Ms. Quirk received the proper amount of radiation while receiving treatment for stage 3 endometrial cancer. She ultimately received overradiation on seventeen different occasions of her treatment. Ironically, at the time of her death she was cancer free,
The lawsuit settled for $7.5 million. Mrs. Quirk is survived by her husband and two sons.