Abels & Annes

Chicago area medical malpractice lawsuit filed against suburban hospital

An Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against North Suburban Glenbrook Hospital, according to the Lake County News-Sun. The lawsuit was filed by the family a 56-year-old lake Forest man who died while a patient at the hospital in Glenview, Illinois.

The patient developed an infection in his hip earlier this year. He underwent surgery at Glenbrook Hospital and developed kidney failure. His kidney failure required dialysis but the hospital allegedly failed to monitor his fluid levels appropriately, according to attorney Patrick Salvi, who is representing the family.

The lawsuit also alleges the patient received blood, but not dialysis in late December. He went into cardiac arrest and died a short time later. The attorney states that the plaintiff’s autopsy showed a fluid overload to be the cause of death.

The family has filed a lawsuit in Cook County, Illinois against Glenbrook Hospital and five doctors who treated the patient at the hospital. Glenbrook Hospital is a NorthShore University HealthSystem hospital.

The victim was a partner at a Chicago investment firm when he past away on January 2, 2010.

This article was coauthored by Katie Manifold, a third year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.