Patient targets estate of late doctor, alleges medical negligence

By The Cook County Record | May 5, 2016

CHICAGO — A patient is suing health care providers, including the estate of a deceased doctor, alleging lack of care in the examining and treatment of the plaintiff.

Deandre Dunbar filed a lawsuit April 11 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Athihalili Ngaraj, executor/administrator of the estate Dr. Kinmo Eng, Dr. David Williams and Jackson Park Hospital, alleging medical negligence in failing to exercise due care in examining, diagnosing and treating him.

According to the complaint, on April 5, 2014, Dunbar went to the emergency room of Jackson Park Hospital due to abscess in his right axilla that was surgically removed. The suit says during succeeding days, Dunbar kept coming back for follow-up visits because he was experiencing severe headaches, neck stiffness, back pain, nausea, vomiting and high temperature that were not properly treated. 

As a direct and proximate result, the lawsuit states, Dunbar has suffered injuries that are of pecuniary nature, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, disability, disfigurement and emotional trauma, plus loss of normal life. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants negligently failed to properly and timely assess Dunbar's condition, failed to promptly order appropriate tests, and failed to refer him to physician who specializes in treating his condition of viral meningitis, which was diagnosed April 11, 2014.

Dunbar seeks a trial by jury and judgment of more than $50,000. He is represented by attorney Edward G. Proctor Jr. of Munday & Nathan in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2006L003650

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