U of C Agrees to $10 Million Settlement in James Tyree Death
U of C signed the settlement without admitting fault, even though the suit claimed negligence
The family of former Sun-Times publisher and Chicago Businessman James Tyree has reportedly agreed to a $10 million settlement with the University of Chicago medical center over a wrongful death suit, according to reports.
The 53-year-old died accidentally last year after a dialysis procedure created a fatal air-embolism created when a catheter was removed. Pneumonia and metastatic stomach cancer were listed as secondary causes of death, according to the Medical Examiner.
Half of the settlement, about $5 million, will be paid to Tyree’s widow, Eve Tyree, and Tyree’s three children immediately. The remaining $5 million will be paid over the course of fiver years in installments to Eve and the children, according to the Chicago Tribune.