Ill. Patient Keeps $30M Award In Kidney Failure Suit

Law360 (April 22, 2020, 10:05 PM EDT) -- Following instructions by the Seventh Circuit, an Illinois federal judge on Wednesday refused to reduce a kidney transplant patient's $29.7 million verdict against a federally funded clinic, saying the patient was not partially to blame for his injuries.

U.S. District Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel held that the patient, Kevin Clanton, played no part in causing his own injuries in a suit accusing Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation of failing to properly treat Clanton's high blood pressure, which led to kidney failure and ultimately required a transplant.

The Seventh Circuit in November had mostly affirmed Judge Rosenstengel's 2017 bench verdict in Clanton's favor...

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