The relative of a woman who allegedly died from a pulmonary embolism is suing two medical centers and a doctor, claiming they failed to properly care for her after surgery.
Kimberly Edwards, as independent administrator of the Estate of Angela Edwards, filed suit June 10 in Cook County Circuit Court against Loyola University Medical Center, Specialty Physicians of Illinois LLC and Dr. David Holt.
According to the complaint, Angela was admitted to the defendant medical center on June 15, 2012 for Holt to perform surgery to excise an abdominal wall mass.
Following her discharge the following day, Edwards claims Angela suffered severe pain in her left calf, sought treatment at a Joliet hospital and then to Holt for a follow-up appointment on June 25, 2012.
Despite Angela's prior history with pulmonary embolism, the suit alleges Holt discharged her without any special medication and she suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism later that evening.
Edwards accuses the defendants of wrongful death, alleging they failed to properly examine Angela's calf and consult a vascular surgeon regarding her condition.
She is seeking damages from each defendant in excess of $50,000 and is represented by Chicago attorney Michael P. Cogan of Cogan & Power PC.
Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L006141.
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