Loyola University Medical Center sued for medical malpractice

By Whitney Brakken | Jan 3, 2014

Loyola University Medical Center is facing suit over claims it provided inadequate medical care, causing a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Ralph Dicapua, individually and as guardian of the Estate of Karen Dicapua, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit Nov. 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against Loyola University Health System, Loyola University Medical Center, Loyola University Physician Foundation and Dr. William W. Ashley Jr.

According to the complaint, Karen Dicapua was admitted to Loyola's emergency room on Dec. 30, 2011 ,after undergoing a craniotomy on Nov. 10, 2011. Dicapua claims Karen suffered a ruptured aneurysm resulting in a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage as a result of the defendant's negligence.

The suit states Karen has sustained permanent damage to her brain resulting in severe physical and cognitive impairments.

Dicapua is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional amount and is being represented in the case by Matthew M. Gannon of The Healy Law Firm.

Cook County Circuit Court case No. 2013L012396.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. 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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