Patient claims Loretto Hospital staff wrapped arm splint too tightly

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 5, 2018

CHICAGO — A patient is suing Loretto Hospital & Medical Center, Sonia Mehta and Dr. Darryl Schlegel for alleged medical malpractice.

Juanita Lewis filed a complaint June 27 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants breached the standard of care and failed to perform a required treatment.

According to the complaint, Lewis' long-arm splint was worked on at the defendants' facility on March 4, 2017. However, the plaintiff alleged a bandage was so tightly wrapped around her arm that it restricted all blood supply to her thumb.

As a result, Lewis said she was diagnosed with thumb necrosis, resulting in pain, mental anguish and disfigurement and weakness of her right hand.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a judgment in an amount greater than $50,000, together with the costs of the action. She is represented by Patrick McClurkin of Law Offices of Patrick C. McClurkin in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County case number 18-L-006665

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