Couple accuses Advanced Pain & Anesthesia, doctor of negligence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 12, 2018

CHICAGO — A married couple is suing a medical clinic and its physician, citing alleged medical negligence and loss of consortium.

Michael Kennedy and Barbara Kennedy filed a complaint June 5 in Cook County Circuit Court against Advanced Pain & Anesthesia Consultants PC, which does business as APAC Centers for Pain Management, and Randolph Chang, alleging the defendants breached their duty to comply with the standard of care required of practicing physicians and medical providers.

According to the complaint, between July 2-Sept. 7, 2012, Michael Kennedy was given several injections allegedly tainted by fungal contamination, causing severe pain, fever and headaches.

Following additional testing, the plaintiffs claim Kennedy was diagnosed with fungal meningitis. As a result of her husband's illness, Barbara Kennedy alleges she suffered loss of consortium, affection, support and assistance. 

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages of more than $50,000, exclusive of costs, interest, attorney's fees and any further relief the court deems just and proper. They are represented by Charles A. Hornewer of Hornewer Law Firm, LLC in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County case number 18-L-005822

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