CHICAGO — A guardian is suing health care providers, alleging negligence led to the suffering of a relative. 

Crus Maria Romero, plenary guardian of the estate of Yolanda Romer0, filed a complaint March 18, in the Cook County Circuit Court against Presence Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center and Dr. Alicia Milan-Flanigan, alleging negligence in failing to exercise reasonable care in providing medical and nursing care and treatment.

According to the complaint, between March 20-24, 2014, Yolanda Romero suffered from chest pain, abdominal pain and diarrhea and went into septic shock and hypotension caused respiratory arrest. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to assess properly Romero's condition and failed to further evaluate by ordering diagnostic tests. Her suffering including the amputation of both arms below the elbows and both legs below the knees due to gangrene, the lawsuit says, which led to great pain and anguish.

Crus Maria Romero seeks a trial by jury, more than $50,000, plus the costs of suit. She is represented by attorney Richard J. Rosenblum of Rubin, Machado & Rosenblum LTD in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016L002866

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