Man alleges doctor failed to diagnose, treat infection

By Ruel Reyes | Apr 9, 2016

CHICAGO – A Manteno man alleges that he required amputations after his doctor failed to property diagnose and treat him for infection.


CHICAGO – A Manteno man alleges that he required amputations after his doctor failed to property diagnose and treat him for infection.

Thomas Ittersagen filed a complaint on April 7 in Cook County Circuit Court against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. and Dr. Anita Thakadiyil, alleging medical negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he is a diabetic and that on July 8, 2010, he was admitted and diagnosed with sepsis, multisystem organ failure, toxic shock syndrome and acute respiratory failure at Riverside Medical Center. He also allegedly developed gangrenous feet bi-laterally that resulted in amputation of both of his legs below the knee. The plaintiff holds Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. and Dr. Thakadiyil responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to promptly diagnose and treat his conditions prior to performing an incision and drainage procedure on a carbuncle the same day.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an amount of more than $50,000, plus the costs of suit. He is represented by Jason R. Williams of J.R. Williams Law LLC in Chicago.

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