Rush University Medical Center, doctors allegedly failed to diagnose spinal cord injury

By Louie Torres | Jan 20, 2018

CHICAGO — A woman is suing Dr. Ricardo Fontes, Dr. Richard Byrne, Dr. Carter Gerard, Rush University Medical Center and University Neurosurgery for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Peggy Spalla filed a complaint on Dec. 21 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging she sustained serious physical injuries as a result of complications from a surgery performed on Dec. 31, 2015. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to diagnose her medical condition after a spine surgery allegedly caused a dural leak in the her spinal cord and nerve roots.

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

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2017L013018

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