CHICAGO — An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against two hospitals and three doctors, alleging they didn't diagnose lung cancer and other health problems promptly enough.
Josephine Wallace, as independent administrator for the estate of Sherry Mhoom, is suing Sinai Health System, Holy Cross Hospital, St. Bernard Hospital, and doctors identified as Steve Elmosa, D.O., Emile Cambry, M.D., and Maria Bautista, M.D. The plaintiff filed a complaint on Aug. 25 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they failed to properly diagnose Mhoom's overall condition.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2013 and 2014, Mhoom sustained serious physical injuries including being diagnosed late with lung cancer and pulmonary emboli which contributed to the deterioration of her health and contributed to her death. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to properly diagnose the results of Mhoom's tests.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000 plus any further relief this court grants. She is represented by James A. Karamanis and Kenneth A. Nazarian of Barney & Karamanis, LLP in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 16L8488