Woman sues Lurie Children's Hospital, says didn't properly diagnose, treat infant son, who later died

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 15, 2018

CHICAGO — A woman is suing Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her infant son's death.

Sarah Cavanagh, mother and administrator of the estate of her infant son, filed a complaint on May 1 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendant failed to provide her son with proper medical treatment after he arrived at its facility with an elevated temperature and lethargy. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly failing to obtain proper and timely laboratory testing, consult a paediatric infectious disease specialist and timely diagnose and treat the infant's condition in May 2016.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount greater than $50,000. She is represented by Joseph A. Power Jr. and Joseph W. Balesteri of Power Rogers & Smith LLP in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-4473

Joseph Balesteri  

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