Joel Brakken Dec. 19, 2013, 9:15am

A local medical care facility and providers are facing suit over claims they provided inadequate medical care, resulting in death.

Margaret Morrissey, as independent executor of the Estate of Edward J. Morrissey, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit Nov. 8 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against VHS of Illinois Inc., doing business as Macneal Hospital, Dr. Mark Choh and Dr. Kathleen Bhatt.

According to the suit, Edward Morrissey was a patient at Macneal Hospital on Nov. 11, 2011, for a follow-up procedure that resulted in a perforation of his colon. She claims the defendants failed to timely diagnose the perforation, caused the perforation and failed to administer antibiotics,

She claims Edward Morrissey died on Nov. 14, 2011 as a result of the defendants' actions.

She is seeking more than the jurisdictional minimum in damages and is being represented in the case by Daniel K. Touhy of Touhy, Touhy & Buehler LLP.

Circuit Court of Cook County case No. 2013L012375.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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