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