CHICAGO — A woman is suing Presence St. Francis Hospital, Presence Chicago Hospitals Network and three doctors, alleging negligence by hospital staff in misdiagnosing a condition in her newborn son led to his death three months later.

Samantha Painter, administrator of the estate of her son, filed a complaint on April 17 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging they failed to provide proper medical care to her son after his birth. Leonardo C. Malalis M.D., Pablo B. Arnecilla M.D. and Joseph A. Torre M.D. are the three individuals named as defendants.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges her son sustained physical injuries from developing Hirschsprung's disease, which went undiagnosed and contributed to the deterioration of his health. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to diagnose her son's condition and provide adequate treatment.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000. She is represented by Bryan Hofeld of Hofeld and Schaffner in Chicago.

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