Whitney Brakken Jan. 13, 2014, 9:15am

A local podiatry practice and doctor are facing suit over claims they provided negligent medical care.

Steve Rousek filed a medical malpractice lawsuit Nov. 25 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Daniel Gabe DPM and Daniel Gabe DPM P.C., doing business as Footsteps Podiatry.

According to the complaint, the defendants performed surgery on Rousek on Dec. 26, 2011 and Jan. 30, 2012. He claims the defendants' negligence left him with permanent injuries, including degenerative arthritis and a fused right first metatarsal-phalangeal joint.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented in the case by the Law Office of Lawrence R. Kream LLC.

Cook County Circuit Court case No. 2013L013468.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. 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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