Thomas Kallies Dec. 26, 2013, 11:40am

Jim and Myra Puff have filed suit in the Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Robert Schwartzenberg and Advocate Physician Partners over alleged negligence.

According to the complaint, Shwartzenberg became James Puff's primary doctor in February 2000 and the relationship continued until November 2011.

The Puffs claim James saw Shwartzenberg routinely during that time, but that Shwartzenberg failed to diagnose and treat James' multiple myeloma. The Puffs assert James had to undergo a biopsy on his right forearm when his ailment was discovered.

The Puffs are accusing the defendants of failing to properly diagnose and treat James' multiple myeloma, which allowed the disease to progress.

They are seeking more than $50,000 in damages and are represented by attorney John J. MacInerney.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L012536.

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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