MacNeal Hospital, physician accused of negligence in connection with death

By Louie Torres | Dec 16, 2016

CHICAGO — A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Olga Vinokur, M.D., and MacNeal Hospital, alleging negligence in medical care.

Martin Morales, as independent administrator of the estate of Lucia Barba-Morales, filed a complaint on Dec. 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they failed to provide proper medical care to Barba-Morales.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Barba-Morales suffered from acute respiratory failure and cardiac arrest, which contributed to her death. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to properly evaluate Barba-Morales' condition in connection with a liver biopsy that led to internal bleeding and hypodermic shock.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount that exceeds the jurisdictional limits of this court plus any further relief this court grants. He is represented by Mark A. Kuchler of Ronaldson and Kuchler, L.L.C. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2016L012013

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