Patient sues Northshore Evanston Hospital, alleging misdiagnosis

By Robert Hadley | Nov 4, 2015

A Cook County woman is suing an Evanston hospital and three doctors, alleging their misdiagnosis caused her to have a partial foot amputation.

Torrie Thomas filed a lawsuit Oct. 29 in Cook County Circuit Court against Northshore University Health System Evanston Hospital, Northshore Medical Group, and Dr. Eugene P. Kim, Dr. Jeffrey Lee and Dr. Ciro L. Iandoli.

According to the complaint, Thomas was treated by Kim, Lee and Iandoli after stepping on a needle on Jan. 22, 2014. Although she was diagnosed with cellulitis and given Cipro, her worsening symptoms landed her in the hospital three days later. During her hospitalization from Jan. 25-Feb. 10, 2014, Thomas developed gangrene in her foot, forcing the amputation of the fifth toe and surrounding tissues.

The suit says the defendants' failure to properly monitor the plaintiff's condition and order an MRI in a timely manner led to the amputation.

Thomas seeks damages of more than $50,000 for lost wages, disfigurement and current and future medical expenses. She is represented by attorney Edward G. Proctor Jr. of Munday, Nathan & Schulkin in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-010993.

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