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48-year old male dies from blunt force trauma to the head

Type of Injury: Death from Blunt Force Trauma to Head
Type of Case: Wrongful Death
Settlement Amount: $1,500,000.00

This case involves the battery of M-48 by Charles Evans, which resulted in injuries and, eventually, death. On Friday, September 26, 2008, at approximately 11:00 p.m., at 1658 S. Homan Avenue, in Chicago, Illinois, during a verbal altercation, Charles Evans struck Plaintiff in the face with a closed fist causing Plaintiff to strike a metal fencepost as he fell. Thereafter, Plaintiff left the scene and went home; he appeared normal at that time. At approximately 6:00 a.m. the following morning, Plaintiff woke his companion complaining of dizziness, headache, and asking for some aspirin. At this time, Plaintiff’s nose beings to bleed and he became unresponsive. Immediately thereafter, 911 was called, the ambulance arrives, and Plaintiff is taken to the hospital.

Plaintiff was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital and, at approximately 6:40 a.m., Plaintiff presented to the emergency department status-post blunt head trauma. While at the hospital, Plaintiff’s condition deteriorated. On October 3, 2008, while at Mount Sinai Hospital, Plaintiff died from his injuries. According to the Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner, Plaintiff “died as a result of a stroke due to dissection of the left internal carotid artery due to blunt force trauma to the head.”

Injuries: Blunt force trauma to the head, which resulted in death.

Expert Witnesses: For plaintiff: N/A For defendant: N/A


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