Editor's Note: Cook County court records indicate this case was dismissed on Oct. 22, 2014, for want of prosecution.

The Association for Women's Health Care and a doctor are being sued by a patient who alleges she endured multiple complications after surgery.

Kimberly Graddy filed a medical malpractice lawsuit May 5 in the Cook County Circuit Court against The Association for Women's Health Care Ltd. and Dr. Caryn Bernier.

Graddy claims she went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for surgery to correct right pelvic pain and remove an ovarian cyst and polyp July 2, 2009. The suit alleges after surgery, Graddy suffered from post-operative bleeding, bladder laceration and a small bowel obstruction,  which resulted in pain, multiple surgeries and hospitalizations.

Wallace is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and court costs. She is being represented by Chicago attorney S. Jerome Levy of S. Jerome Levy and Associates P.C.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L004892.

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, 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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