Woman says back-pain treatment was incorrect

By Louie Torres | Jun 27, 2016

CHICAGO — A woman is suing William K. Payne, M.D., individually and as agent, servant and/ or employee of Specialty Physicians of Illinois, LLC and/ or Wellgroup Health Partners, LLC and/ or Franciscan Alliance, Inc., d/b/a Franciscan St. James Health-Chicago Heights and/ or St. James Hospital and Health Centers, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

CHICAGO — A woman is suing William K. Payne, M.D., individually and as agent, servant and/ or employee of Specialty Physicians of Illinois, LLC and/ or Wellgroup Health Partners, LLC and/ or Franciscan Alliance, Inc., d/b/a Franciscan St. James Health-Chicago Heights and/ or St. James Hospital and Health Centers, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Arlea Smith filed a complaint on June 15 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they failed to provide proper medical care to plaintiff.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she experienced pain in her lower back, and that medical treatment led to more pain plus expenses. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to properly evaluate the plaintiff and provide the correct medical procedure.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of $50,000 plus court costs. She is represented by Kenneth K. Newmann of Copeland, Finn and Fieri, Ltd. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L005907

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