Advocate Trinity Hospital sued for medical malpractice resulting in death

Whitney Brakken Jan. 1, 2014, 7:49pm

Advocate Trinity Hospital is facing suit after allegedly committing medical malpractice.

Gregory Redfield and Ashley N. Redfield, as special administrators of the Estate of Leon Redfield, deceased, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit Dec. 30 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp., doing business as Advocate Trinity Hospital.

The complaint states on Feb. 25, the defendant provided medical care to Leon. The plaintiffs say the defendant provided inadequate medical care, including failing to immediately assess Leon's condition, failing to properly intubate and failing to provide personnel experienced in placing a tracheal intubation. As a result of the defendant's negligence, Leon died on Feb. 25, according to the complaint.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $50,000. They are being represented in the case by attorney Dominic R. Fichera of Fichera & Miller P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L014622.

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

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