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Hospital, doctor accused of failing to diagnose woman's breast cancer

By Joel Brakken | Jan 14, 2014

A woman is suing over allegations a doctor failed to timely diagnose her with breast cancer.

Nyeetra Glenn filed a lawsuit Dec. 12 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Ming Chung Chen and Access Community Health Network, citing medical and professional negligence.

The suit named Dr. Kalpana Singh, Sinai Health System and Mount Sinai Hospital as respondents in discovery.

According to the complaint, Glenn went to Access Community and was seen by Chen between Dec. 12, 2009 and Dec. 20, 2011, complaining of breast pain and noting the presence of lumps in her breast.

She claims that during that time period, she was a patient of Chen's and underwent numerous physical examinations, including one on Nov. 30, 2011, when Chen noted the plaintiff had a breast lump in her left breast.

The complaint states that Glenn underwent a left breast biopsy at Mount Sinai Hospital on Dec. 15, 2011 and on Dec. 20, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

She alleges the defendants were negligent in failing to timely diagnose her breast cancer during earlier exams, failed to order or recommend appropriate follow-up with regard to her condition and failed to properly and appropriately communicate with herregarding the significance of the abnormalities demonstrated during her physical examinations.

Glenn is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and is being represented in the case by attorney Gregg E. Strellis of Strellis & Field Chtd.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L014066.

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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