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Patient alleges negligence by Rush Medical Center, nurses

By Gloria Parker | Nov 19, 2015


A Cook County man is suing Rush University Medical Center and three nurses, alleging negligence.

Philip L. Thomas filed a lawsuit Sept. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court against Rush University Medical Center and registered nurses Natilie Sikorski, Elisabeth Vo and Julie A. Mathew.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 6, 2013, Thomas was an in-patient at Rush under the care of the nurses Sikorski, Vo, Mathew, and other unknown employees for the care and treatment of Lipodermatosclerosis of the left leg.

During such time the nurses all were acting as employees of Rush, which was responsible for the errors, omissions, and negligence of each of its employees, the suit says.

The complaint says when the plaintiff was seated in a chair in his room, one of the defendants, whose identity is unknown to Thomas, but most likely was one of the nurses, negligently manipulated the plaintiff’s left leg onto a footrest with such force and violence that it caused pain to the plaintiff, including a tear of the left medial collateral ligament.

Thomas seeks damages against all defendants of more than $50,000, plus court cost. He is represented by attorney Robert B. Patterson of the Law Offices of Robert B. Patterson in Chicago,

Circuit Court of Cook County case number 2015-L-009637.

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