Current Personal Injury Cases
Following are some of the personal injury cases of interest that we are currently working on. Also, check out our recent successes.
J.T. v. Advocate Christ Medical Center, United Elite Hospitalists, LLC, Hussam Almasri, M.D. and Abdul Amine, M.D.
30 y.o. woman presented to the Emergency Department at Advocate Christ Medical Center with severe back pain. MRI showed a massive herniated disc at L5-S1. She was admitted into the care of Dr. Almasri. While at Advocate Christ Medical Center under the care of Dr. Almasri, J.T. developed urinary retention and cauda equina syndrome. Dr. Almasri asked Dr. Amine, a neurosurgeon, to consult. Dr. Amine claims that Dr. Almasri failed to tell him over the phone that the patient had both a massive disc herniation and urinary retention, and that if he had, Dr. Amine would have seen her and operated that day. Instead, Dr. Amine first saw J.T. the next day and she now suffers from permanent injuries related to cauda equina syndrome. Dr. Almasri claims that he did not view the MRI films and did not read the body of the ½ – page MRI report even though he included the entirety of the MRI report in his medical record.
L.B. v. Pekin Hospital and Dr. Harrington
A cesarean section delivery was not performed resulting in the delivery of a boy damaged by in utero hypoxia and ischemia. Our suit claims that the hospital and physician are jointly liable for the child’s cerebral palsy.
J.H. v. Brian Morsch et al.
A construction worker was thrown from an aerial bucket truck when its arm fractured during normal use, causing severe internal injuries and a permanent pain disorder. We are pursuing the landowner who hired the worker and the owner/operator of the lift truck for compensatory damages.
J.P. v. West Suburban Hospital, Nephrologists of Northern Illinois et al.
A 61 year old woman came to the hospital with severe hyponatremia, low sodium levels in her blood. The medical staff administered excessive sodium therapy to her, causing a well-known type of brain injury, osmotic demyelination. This is the second such case our office has prosecuted in the past two years.
S.U. v. Osco Pharmacy
We represent a man who suffers from tardive dyskinesia and dystonia as the result of having been negligently prescribed the drug Reglan for more than six years. Suit is pending against the family practice physician who gave the drug for years without knowledge of a black box warning from the drug’s manufacturer that it should only be used for 12 weeks, except in rare cases. We also sued the pharmacy that dispensed the drug as it should have been aware of the manufacturer’s warnings, yet neglected to alert the patient or the doctor of the warning. Our client is disabled from his employment as a Local 134 electrician due to his injuries.
L.T. v. Methodist Medical Center, et al.
Our client came to the hospital for elective surgery on her shoulder. During the peri-operative period, she arrested. During her continued care, hospital personnel oversaw her condition as she suffered decreased circulation to her legs that led to both legs being amputated below the knees.