Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center patient alleges object was left inside her after surgery

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 27, 2018

CHICAGO – A former patient of a Chicago medical facility alleges a foreign object was left inside her after a surgery.

Juanita Floyd filed a complaint on July 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she had surgery performed at the defendant's facility in July 2016, and the surgeon left a foreign body inside of her abdominal cavity after completing the surgery.

The plaintiff holds Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center responsible because the defendant, by and through the acts of its employees, allegedly failed to account for all instruments, including sponges, used during the procedure.

The plaintiff seeks more than $50,000, plus costs of this action. She is represented by Charles E. Pinkston in Chicago and John H. Gholar in Evergreen Park.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018L007337

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