Guardian alleges hospital's negligence led to injuries

By Louie Torres | May 17, 2016

CHICAGO — A guardian is suing University of Chicago Hospitals, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Kimberley A. Smith, individually and as guardian of Jeffrey T. Smith, filed a lawsuit March 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against University of Chicago Hospitals alleging failure to provide professional and adequate care.

According to the complaint, on March 10, 2008, Jeffrey Smith suffered permanent injuries from cardiac arrest during a dressing change. Kimberly Smith alleges the defendant failed to properly perform its duties to the patient and failed to properly provide support while Jeffrey Smith was being monitored in its facility.

Kimberley Smith seeks compensatory damages of more than $50,000, plus legal costs. She is represented by attorneys Stephen D. Phillips, Terrence M. Quinn and Elise A. Waisbren of Phillips Law Offices in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number L004212

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