Doctor lodges med-mal suit against doctors who performed his procedure

By Whitney Brakken | Apr 9, 2014

A medical doctor is suing two other doctors, claiming they were negligent while performing a ureteroscopy.

Dr. David Lopata filed a lawsuit April 1 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Drs. Ervin Kocjancic and Jaspreet Joneja.

According to the suit, Lopata was a patient of Kocjancic and Joneja on July 28, 2012, when they performed a ureteroscopy, an examination of the urinary tract in which a viewing instrument is typically used.

Lopata alleges the defendants were negligent during the procedure, including improperly using Glidewire, using a semi-rigid viewing instrument, failing to place a stent despite damage and negligently using medical equipment.

Lopata is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimum and is being represented by Michael S. Shinsky and Erin R. Doyle of Kralovec Jambois & Schwartz.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L003663.

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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