U of I will pay $6M in man's death after robotic surgery
University of Illinois trustees have agreed to pay $6 million to the family of a man who died in 2007 after a robotic surgery at the university's Chicago hospital. Juan Fernandez of Chicago died in February 2007 of complications following the procedure to remove his spleen performed at the University of Illinois Medical Center. A lawsuit filed by his family claimed hospital staff failed to find and treat an injury that occurred during the surgery in time to save Fernandez. The surgery was the first the surgeon had performed using the robotic equipment.
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