Mother sues doctors, Chicago hospital, alleging botched circumcision

By Robert Hadley | Sep 29, 2015

A Cook County woman is suing a Chicago hospital, alleging malpractice during the birth of her son.

Miriam Rodriguez, mother of Angel Rodriguez (a minor), filed a lawsuit Sept. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court against Advocate North Side Health Network doing business as Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Health & Hospitals Corp. doing business as advocate Medical Group, Dr. Elise Halajian and Dr. Gloria Redondo.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 10, 2013, Rodriguez gave birth to her son at the defendant’s hospital in Chicago. The suit says Halajian and Redondo improperly circumcised the infant, leading to tissue loss, disfigurement, loss of sensation and additional corrective surgeries.

As a result of the injuries, the suit alleges Angel Rodriguez suffered mental pain and anguish and loss of a normal life.

Rodriguez seeks punitive damages of more than $50,000, litigation costs and reimbursement for lost wages and additional medical costs. She is represented by attorney Cindy G. Fluxgold of Goldstein Fluxgold and Baron in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-009624.

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