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$3M for family of man who died after surgery at Elmhurst Hospital

Nov 21, 2017 - Chicago Sun-Times

The family of a man who died from a blood clot 50 days after undergoing surgery at a west suburban hospital was awarded a $3 million verdict late Monday.

Edward A. Smolinski, 52, was a patient at Elmhurst Hospital in the summer of 2011 after slipping from the cab of his work truck and rupturing a tendon in his left leg, according to a statement from Clifford Law Offices, which represented Smolinski's wife and two children.

After the leg surgery, Smolinski suffered shortness of bre...