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Orthopedic doctor sued over wrist surgery

By Bethany Krajelis | Feb 11, 2014

A woman is suing a surgeon over claims he failed to treat her injury in a timely manner.

Linda McInnes filed a lawsuit Oct. 11 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Eugene P. Lopez and Midwest Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists Ltd., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, McInnes went to Midwest in October 2011 complaining of right wrist pain after a falling. Lopez examined her wrist and recommended surgery, which he performed in February 2012.

McInnes claims Lopez failed to timely and properly perform surgery, provide alternatives to the treatment rendered and timely diagnose and treat her condition.

She is suing for suffered damages of a personal and pecuniary nature including pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical, nursing and hospital expenses.

McInnes is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and is being represented in the case by attorney Don M. Sowers of Motherway & Napleton LLP. 

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2013L011335.

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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