Mark Payne Dec. 31, 2014, 11:30am

A dialysis center on the city's South Side and one of its employees are facing a lawsuit over the alleged assault of a patient.

Keith Thompson filed suit Dec. 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Ross Dialysis-Englewood, which owns Fresenius Medical Care of Illinois, and employee Jamila Braggs.

According to the complaint, Thompson was receiving treatment at Ross Dialysis-Englewood on Dec. 3, 2013, when he was battered and assaulted by Braggs on the neck and chest, causing bruises, high blood pressure and pain.

Thompson is suing Ross Dialysis-Englewood and Fresenius Medical Care of Illinois for negligence and Braggs for battery.

He is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and is represented by attorney Brian Murray of Sutter & Ori of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L013197.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in 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 represents only one side of the story.

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