Patient sues doctor and medical practice alleging medical malpractice

Dan Harkins Apr. 8, 2015, 3:09pm

A patient is suing her doctor and his medical practice for complications association with hip surgeries.

According to a lawsuit filed March 16 in Cook County Circuit Court, Kathleen Scanlon is suing Dr. Keith Komnick and Northwest Healthcare Associates.

According to the lawsuit, Komnick performed left hip surgery on Scanlon in September 2011, during which he placed a pin, plate and rod. On March 20, 2013, Komnick did follow-up surgery to perform a total hip arthroplasty. During this surgery, Komnick fractured Scanlon's left femur, the suit claims. Five days later, Komnick performed another left hip surgery.

As a result of several alleged negligent acts, the lawsuit states, "Scanlon sustained severe and permanent injuries, experienced pain and suffering and disability and disfigurement, incurred medical expenses, and lost wages."

Scanlon seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by attorney Keith L. Young of Chicago. 

Cook County Circuit Court case number 15-L-2659.

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