Lurie Children's Hospital, doctor sued by mother over alleged false child abuse accusation

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 18, 2018

CHICAGO — A mother and her minor daughter are suing Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, as well as physician Norell Rosado and Tierney Stutz, citing medical malpractice and other allegations.

Elisa Giacomelli and her daughter filed a complaint on Sept. 11 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging they falsely reported the mother was responsible for intentionally inflicting a bruise on her daughter's leg and abusing her child.

The plaintiffs allege that between March and November 2015, Giacomelli allegedly lost custody of her daughter after Rosado reportd the minor's injury. 

The plaintiffs assert the defendants had a duty to properly and completely investigate and evaluate the child's situation, and to accurately report that there was allegedly no evidence of child abuse in this instance.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek declaratory and injunctive relief, compensatory damages, exemplary or punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and attorney fees. 

They are represented by Luke A. Casson and Courtney E. Lindbert of Andreou & Casson, Ltd in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2018L009833

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