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MetroSouth named in medical negligence lawsuit

By Thomas Kallies | Oct 31, 2013

Tamicka Mitchell filed a medical negligence lawsuit in the Cook County Circuit Court on Oct. 21 against Dr. Ravi Deshmukh and Blue Island Hospital Co. LLC, doing business as MetroSouth Medical Co.

According to Mitchell, she was admitted to MetroSouth in June 2012 and diagnosed with acute cholecystitis. Mitchell claims to have underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy by Deshmukh, when the doctor allegedly transected Mitchell's bile duct.

Mitchell claims to have suffered serious pecuniary and personal injuries from the incident and is now suing Deshmukh for medical negligence. She is also suing MetroSouth under a vicarious liability theory and seeks to hold both defendants liable for her injuries.

Mitchell is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. She is being represented by Stephen M. Passen of the Passen Law Group.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L011631.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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