St. James Health-Olympia Fields, others accused of making errors that led to double mastectomy

By Louie Torres | Jan 27, 2017

A patient is suing St. James Health-Olympia Fields Inc.; Dr. Mark R. Vangorder; Dr. Judy Lyzak; Pathology Consultants Inc.; and Professional Clinical Laboratories LLC, alleging negligence in medical care.

CHICAGO — A patient is suing St. James Health-Olympia Fields Inc.; Dr. Mark R. Vangorder; Dr. Judy Lyzak; Pathology Consultants Inc.; and Professional Clinical Laboratories LLC, alleging negligence in medical care.

Juanita Brown filed a complaint on Jan. 24 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging she underwent a double mastectomy based on an inaccurate interpretation of test results that indicated she had cancer. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly inaccurately interpreting tests and failing to perform follow-up tests.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000, plus court costs. She is represented by Larry Karchmar of Karchmar & Stone in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 17L000814

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