Dan Harkins Jun. 4, 2015, 12:59pm

A Cook County man has sued a hospital, alleging erroneous information that remains in his medical records.

Vadim Karpinos filed a complaint May 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against Rush University Medical Center, alleging defamation and false light.

According to the complaint, on April 2, 2012, Karpinos went to Rush for a gastrointestinal endoscopy and was told his records showed the following conditions: gout, mood disorder, ACL repairs, alcohol abuse, cocaine abuse, cancer and an extensive surgical history. Two days later, the suit says, he informed Rush employees the records were inaccurate and that he did not suffer from polysubstance abuse, gout, cancer or any of the other conditions listed in his history.

Rush gave him assurances his records would be corrected but, the suit states in summer 2014, Karpinos applied for life insurance and was turned down. A second application in late summer also was turned down, the lawsuit states. 

The complaint states on Aug. 20, 2014, Rush issued a letter to Karpinos stating his records would be amended but, in October 2014, the records continued to reflect inaccuracies.

Karpinos seeks injunctive relief to get his medical records corrected and damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs. He is represented by attorney Erron H. Fisher of Fisher and Lamonica in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2015CH08394.

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