Settlement reached in Charleston woman’s wrongful death suit

Settlement reached in Charleston woman’s wrongful death suit

Posted by: DO/Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Categories: In The News

The release said Strange, who was 33 years old at the time, had surgery at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield to remove a non-cancerous growth on her liver.

During the procedure, a surgical stapler cut a vein and Strange bled to death, the release said.

On Monday, Coles County Circuit Judge James Glenn approved the distribution of the estate case that included the funds from the settlement.

The lawsuit was filed in Sangamon County 2014 against Sabha Ganai, the surgeon who performed the surgery; the hospital; SIU Physicians & Surgeons, Ganai's employer; and the surgical stapler manufacturer.

According to the news release, $5 million of the settlement was from Ganai and the other defendants provided the rest.

The release said there conflicting accounts of whether Ganai claimed the surgical stapler malfunctioned. It said the defendants approved the settlement without admitting liability.

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