Cancer patient says Pulmonary Consultants, others diagnosed too late

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 18, 2018

CHICAGO — A woman is suing healthcare providers Sandeep Chandra, Sandeep Chandra MD SC, Muhammad A. Hamadeh and Pulmonary Consultants SC, alleging the defendants failed to properly diagnose her lung cancer in an early stage of the disease.

Mary Ann Vitek filed a complaint May 30 in Cook County Circuit Court.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff had lung cancer when she was seen by the defendants on Aug. 20, 2015, but allegedly was not diagnosed until the cancer had reached an incurable stage in July 2017, resulting in prolonged hospital stays, disability, physical pain, emotional suffering, loss of a chance to be cured and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff claims the defendants should be held  responsible because they allegedly failed to provide a timely diagnosis and treatment, failed to refer her to a thoracic surgeon and failed to order necessary tests.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a judgment in an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs of the lawsuit. She is represented by Jack Casciato of Clifford Law Offices in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2018-L-005592

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