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Patient sues doctor, alleging surgical damage

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 10, 2015

A patient is suing an Oak Park physician, alleging medical malpractice in a surgical procedure that she says left her injured.

Bessie Wilson filed a lawsuit against Dr. Michael DeHaan on Sept. 4 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendant’s substandard medical practice caused her injuries in 2013.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 9, 2013, when Wilson went to West Suburban Medical Center, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park,  to undergo surgery for an “upper left arm graft placement,” Dr. DeHaan cut her nerve. The suit says the surgeon was in breach of his duty to provide reasonable care for the patient, committing professional negligence by cutting the nerve, failing to bring in a nerve specialist for repair of the nerve and failing to repair the cut nerve himself.

The lawsuit states as a direct and proximate result of the defendant’s professional negligence, Wilson’s left arm was damaged. The plaintiff alleges past and future emotional and physical pain and suffering, disability and/or loss of a normal life and medical expenses.

Wilson seeks judgment of more than $50,000, plus attorney fees and costs. She is represented by attorney John M. Falasz Jr. of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015009137

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