CHICAGO–A Cook County physician is suing Loyola University Medical Center, alleging the staff's failure to properly monitor him after surgery led to a disabling heart attack.

Dr. Richard L. Rodrigues filed a lawsuit Nov. 25 in Cook County Circuit Court against Loyola University Medical Center, Trinity Health Corp. and registered nurse Marissa Bacon, alleging medical malpractice and professional negligence. Renal Services of America Inc. and several doctors are named as respondents in discovery.

According to the complaint, Rodrigues suffered cardiac arrest two days after undergoing colorectal surgery as a patient of Loyola University Medical Center. The suit says the defendants failed to properly monitor the plaintiff's post-operative condition, which lead to the heart attack Jan. 5, 2014. 

The suit says the attack left the plaintiff with permanent, disabling injuries that prevent him from attending to the normal affairs of daily living.

Rodrigues seeks a jury trial and damages of more than $50,000. He is represented by attorney Kent M. Lucaccioni of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2015-L-012045.

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