CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing a doctor practicing at Homewood Health Center and other facilities for the alleged wrongful death of her 2-year-old son.
Timberlyn Jones, special administrator of the estate of Josiah Arrington, filed a lawsuit Feb. 3 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Roy Bardwell, St. James Family Care Center, Franciscan Alliance Inc., Campbell Health Solutions, Campbell Health Solutions S.C., Family Care Center of Homewood, Homewood Health Center, Franciscan Physician Network and Specialty Physicians of Illinois LLC, alleging wrongful death.
Named as respondents in discovery are Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp., Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate South Suburban Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital.
According to the complaint, Josiah Arrington began treatment with Bardwell on Aug. 5 after a brief hospitalization a few days earlier. Over the next few months, the suit says Bardwell prescribed an antihistamine and two different antibiotics, treated the child for cellulitis, and monitored his abnormal urinalysis results.
Although Bardwell allegedly discovered Josiah had a heart murmur sometime around Dec. 11, the suit says he did not refer him to a cardiologist. On Feb. 3, 2014, Josiah suffered a cardia arrest and died. According to the suit, an autopsy found he had several heart abnormalities, allegedly causing his death.
Jones seeks damages of more than $50,000. She is represented by attorney Evan M. Smola of Hurley McKenna & Mertz P.C. in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L001146