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Surgical patient sues doctor, medical facilities over surgery

By Thomas Kallies | Jan 8, 2014

Deborah Keller filed suit Nov. 12 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. William Heller, Midland Orthopedic Associates S.C., Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and Mercyworks Michigan Physical Therapy.

According to the complaint, Keller was seen by the defendants in June 2010 for bilateral shoulder pain and weakness. In June 2011, the suit states the defendants diagnosed Keller with a torn left rotator cuff and underwent an arthroscopic surgical procedure to remediate the tear.

Keller claims she was still in pain months after the surgery and sought a second opinion from a doctor, who conducted a revision surgery. She contends the defendants did not carry our her shoulder surgery with the requisite degree of skill.

She is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages and is being represented by Chicago attorney Randall F. Peters.

Cook Count Circuit Case No. 2013-L-012445.

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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