CHICAGO — The executor of an estate is suing seven doctors, a nurse practitioner and a hospital, alleging a family member's broken pelvis was not properly diagnosed or treated.
Theresa Harjung, on behalf of the estate of Eleanor Chiczewski, filed a lawsuit Jan. 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University Medical Center, along with Dr. Deepak Leekha, David Manno, Dr. Richard L. Olstein, Dr. Brett R. Levine, nurse Emily Stouffer, Dr. John Courtney V, Dr. Benjamin Krumstok and Dr. Abraham Barnabas, alleging negligence.
According to the suit, on Oct. 27, 2012, Chiczewski was admitted to the emergency department at Rush Oak Park because of a fall on her left side and received X-rays the same day. One or more of the defendants, the suit says, diagnosed she had a left hip fracture and needed a replacement.
The lawsuit states she underwent surgery Nov. 5, 2012, and was in extreme and unreasonable pain following the surgery. There was confusion, the complaint says, as some of the defendants did not diagnose the broken pelvis while one or more of the other defendants confirmed the diagnosis of the broken pelvis. Chiczewski died July 4, 2014.
Harjung seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus legal costs. He is represented by attorney A. Fredrick Chapekis of Chapekis & Chapekis in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L00949