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Sinai Health System patient alleges ulcer went untreated for 10 days, required surgery


By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 12, 2018

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CHICAGO – A patient alleges the delayed diagnosis and treatment of an ulcer caused it to develop into a large wound that needed surgery.

Erica Stewart filed a complaint on Oct. 2 in Cook County Circuit Court against Sinai Health System, doing business as Mount Sinai Hospital, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 3, 2016, Stewart was transferred from St. Bernard Hospital to defendant Sinai for higher level of care for guided drainage of an abdominal fluid collection and was admitted with a small ulcer.

The suit states by Oct. 14, 2016, the ulcer was diagnosed in stage 2 to 3 and she began receiving treatment for it. She underwent surgical debridement of the ulcer on Oct. 25, 2016, and was transferred to another hospital the following day.

The plaintiff holds Sinai Health System responsible because the defendant allegedly allowed the ulcer to progress and failed to initiate any treatment from Oct. 3-Oct. 13, 2016.

The plaintiff seeks judgment in amount of more than $50,000, plus cost of suit. She is represented by David A. Axelrod of David A. Axelrod & Associates PC in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County case number 18-L-010687

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