Annie Cosby Jul. 3, 2014, 10:00am

A family is suing over claims their son underwent unnecessary spine surgery.

Jordan, Jose and Kimberly Cotto filed a medical malpractice lawsuit June 6 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Fernando Techy.

According to the complaint, Techy performed spine surgery on Jordan Cotto, a minor at the time, on March 2, 2012 at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. The Cottos accuse Techy of performing an unnecessary surgery instead of conducting a non-operative treatment.

The family is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is being represented by attorneys David J. Pritchard and Aaron D. Boeder of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L006059.

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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