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Patient alleges injuries from malfunctioning hospital bed

By Dan Harkins | Jul 6, 2015


A patient is suing a Chicago hospital, alleging his bed malfunctioned and threw him to the floor.

Leon White filed a complaint June 11 in Cook County Circuit Court against St. Anthony Hospital, alleging carelessness and negligence.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 29, 2012, White was admitted to St. Anthony, 2875 W. 19th St., Chicago, for surgery the following the day. During post-operative recovery, on Jan. 6, 2014, the electronic adjustment function on his bed malfunctioned, allegedly causing him to be thrown from the bed to the floor, the lawsuit states.

The suit says the defendant was careless and negligent for failing to properly manage the premises, inspect the premises for danger, remove dangerous conditions, properly assemble White's bed, test the plaintiff's bed, and inspect the bed to ensure proper functioning.

As a result, the plaintiff alleges he suffered injuries to his neck, head and back, as well as monetary losses.

White seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs. He is represented by attorneys David P. Cutler and Edwin J. Hull III, of Chicago. 

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2015L005982.

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