Loyola University Health System, surgeon sued over alleged negligence during surgery

By Robbie Hargett | Sep 17, 2015

A woman is suing a Chicago medical facility and one of its surgeons over negligence claims after complications during a knee surgery.

Marie Kelly filed a complaint Sept. 11 in Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division against William Hopkinson, M.D. and Loyola University Health System, alleging negligence.

On July 3, 2012, the complaint states, Hopkinson, employed by Loyola University Health System, performed a total knee arthroplasty on Kelly while she was under anesthesia.

During the surgery, the complaint states, the defendants were negligent in carelessly severing the patellar tendon in Kelly's right knee, which should not have happened if the surgery were performed within the standard of care. As a result, Kelly has suffered continuing complications.

Kelly seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus court costs.

She is represented by Adam Goodman and Gabriel Hardy of Goodman Tovrov Hardy & Johnson LLC in Chicago, and by Ray Gupta of Ray Gupta & Associates LLC in Schererville.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L009343.

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