Robert Hadley Oct. 22, 2015, 12:48pm

A Cook County couple is suing a hospital and doctor, alleging malpractice.

David and Vicki Benda filed a lawsuit Oct. 20 in Cook County Circuit Court against Rush University Medical Center, Rush University surgeons and Dr. Jonathan A. Myers.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 26, 2013, David Benda underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy while under the defendants’ care, and Myers injured Benda during surgery by removing too much of his small intestine. As a result of these injuries, the suit says, the plaintiff has suffered physical and mental pain, will owe great sums for medical bills and will be deprived of future earnings. Vicki Brenda says she will suffer the loss of service of her husband.

The Bendas seek damages of more than $50,000, plus legal costs. They are represented by attorney Alexander M. Sukhman of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-010673.

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