Advocate Medical Center and a doctor are facing suit over allegations it committed medical malpractice that resulted in a death.

Pedro V. Gaytan, as special administrator of the Estate of Peter V. Gaytan Jr., filed a lawsuit Jan. 16 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp., doing business as Advocate Medical Group and Dr. Nora T. Bellosa.

According to the complaint, Peter was seen at The Heart Institute for Children at Hope Children's Hospital on Aug. 27, 2011 and diagnosed with myocarditis. On Nov. 4, 2011, and Dec. 13, 2011, the suit states that Bellosa administered the flu vaccine to Peter.

Gaytan contends that as a result of the defendants' negligence, Peter died on Jan. 16, 2012.

He is seeking damages in excess of jurisdictional minimum and is being represented in the case by attorney Laurie A. Niego of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L000483.

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

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