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Chicago couple accuses Northwestern Memorial Hospital of malpractice

By Robert Hadley | Jan 21, 2016

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CHICAGO—A Chicago couple is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital and several doctors, claiming the husband was injured when he was allowed to walk with a knee prosthesis that was the wrong size.

James Kero and Pamela Kero filed a lawsuit on Jan. 15 in Cook County Circuit Court against  Dr. Duyhuu Nguyen, registered nurse Sharon Palacios, Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Dr. Yasser Farid, Chicago Center for Orthopedics and Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, James Kero was a patient in February 2014 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he underwent knee joint replacement surgery. The suit says Farid implanted Kero with the wrong size knee joint prosthesis, and other defendants caused him to suffer injuries when they allowed him to walk unassisted after the operation.

The Keros are asking for a jury trial and damages in excess of $50,000. They are represented by attorney David W. Hepplewhite of David W. Hepplewhite P.C. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016-L000496

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