CHICAGO — The family member of a person who died during surgery is suing Rush University Medical Center, Rush University Surgeons; Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine; Rush University Critical Care Specialists; and five doctors, alleging negligence.

Jose Vasquez, as special administrator of the estate of Araceli Valera Lara, filed a complaint on May 25 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging they failed to provide proper medical care to Araceli Valera Lara. The individual doctors named in the suit are Samir Gupta, Tiffany K. Hor, Melissa L. Larson, David P. Gurka and Shabirhusain S. Abadin.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the decedent was not treated properly during a surgery in the intensive care unit in May 2015. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to properly perform surgery on Araceli Valera Lara.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000. He is represented by Lawrence H. Hyman of Lawrence H. Hyman & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2017L005349

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