CHICAGO – A Cook County widow alleges doctors at Advocate Trinity Hospital delayed treatment of her husband’s respiratory distress, which ultimately led to his death.

Rebecca PIneiro, personal representative of the estate of Antionio Pineiro, and her two sons, Antonio Pineiro Jr. and Carlos Jose Pineiro, filed a lawsuit on Jan. 4 in Cook County Circuit Court against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp., doing business as Advocate Trinity Hospital; Dr. Kambiz Zorriasateyn; Dr. Lizhu Gao; Dr. Argyro Hatseras; Dr. Evan McLeod; Dr. Richard Bauer; Dr. Maxime Gilles; and Dr. Prabhu Velan, alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, Antonio Pineiro presented to Advocate Trinity Hospital at 1:40 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2014, suffering from acute respiratory distress. The suit says that after just more than 24 hours under the defendants’ care, Antonio Pineiro Sr. died on Jan. 5, 2014, allegedly due to failure to recognize his condition as septicemia, as well as delayed treatment with antibiotics.

The plaintiffs seek damages in excess of $50,000. They are represented by attorney John R. Ostojic of Ostojic & Scudder LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L000050

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