Robert Hadley Oct. 20, 2015, 1:10pm


A Cook County man is suing his wife’s health-care providers, alleging wrongful death in her passing.

Somchai Prugsaraja, administrator of the estate of Somchit Prugsaraja, filed a lawsuit Oct. 9 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Ashok Sawlani and Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago.

According to the lawsuit, Somchit Prugsaraja saw Dr. Sawlani, her primary care physician, for back pain July 30, 2014. The suit says Sawlani admitted Prugsaraja to the hospital, where she acquired encephalopathy and several other diseases that lead to her death. These diseases, the suit says, were a result of procedures performed by the hospital staff.

Somachai Prugsaraja seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus litigation costs. He is represented by attorneys Larry L. Fleischer of Larry L. Fleischer & Associates and Albert Brooks Friedman, both of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-010332.

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