$7.625 MILLION MALPRACTICE AWARD

The two remaining parties in a medical malpractice case settled for $1.125 million

Thursday, bringing the total settlement amount to $7.625 million.

Cook County Circuit Judge John A. Ward approved the settlement.

The plaintiff, Carl Musillo, sued Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and

two doctors, alleging that the parties failed to administer a vaccine after his spleen

was removed. He later was diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis.

Dr. Abdel Noureldin agreed to contribute $1 million while Alexian Brothers Medical

Center agreed to pay $125,000. In November, Dr. Mark Gillis agreed to pay $6 million

and Rush-Presbyterian agreed to pay $500,000. Robert J. Napleton of Motherway &

Napleton represented the plaintiffs.

The case is Carl Musillo v. Mark Gillis, et al., No. 01 L 5848.