WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS)- More than six years after her death, a Williamson County jury deliberated for two hours on November 18 before awarding $2,439,544.36 to the estate of a woman who died at Carbondale Memorial Hospital on March 11, 2007.
Sue Yates, a 47 year old mother died due to a bowel obstruction.
Yates was a registered nurse at Choate Mental Health Center in Anna, Ill. and lived with her husband Tom in nearby Cobden. The Yates had been married for 24 years and have a son, Andy, and granddaughter, Mayla.
Sue Yates was represented by Paul Schoen of the Edwardsville, East St. Louis and St. Louis, MO law firm of Schoen, Walton, Telken and Foster and R. Courtney Hughes of The Hughes Law Firm in Carbondale.