Child, mother allege injuries from negligent care of meningitis

By Louie Torres | Jun 15, 2016

CHICAGO – A minor child and his mother have filed suit against a hospital and its affiliates alleging the child was permanently injured after an infection wasn't immediately diagnosed.

CHICAGO – A minor child and his mother have filed suit against a hospital and its affiliates alleging the child was permanently injured after an infection wasn't immediately diagnosed.

Henry Kobernik-Pollack, a minor, by his mother and next friend Liza Kobernik, filed a complaint on March 24 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to provide proper medical care.

According to the complaint, in May 2008 Kobernik-Pollack was admitted to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital experiencing a high fever and vomiting. The suit states he was tested for a urinary tract infection and the results came back negative. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly evaluate Kobernik-Pollack's condition as bacterial meningitis, causing him permanent injuries including neurological damage and hearing loss.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendant in an amount of more than $50,000 plus court costs. They are represented by David S. Jasmer of The Jasmer Law Firm in Chicago and Richard J. Prendergast, Michael T. Layden and Allen A. Buchta of Richard J. Prendergast LTD in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L03039

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