MacNeal Hospital alleged to have discharged infected patient before blood tests were reviewed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 15, 2018

CHICAGO – A Cicero man alleges he was discharged from a Berwyn hospital before it recognized that his symptoms were consistent with an infection.

Enrique Guerra and Martha Guerra filed a complaint on Oct. 10 in Cook County Circuit Court against MacNeal Hospital, et al., alleging medical negligence and other counts

According to the complaint, on Oct. 12, 2016, Enrique Guerra went to the emergency department at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn complaining of back pain and chest pain. Rooutine screening laboratory studies were ordered, including a complete blood count. He alleges before he was discharged the following day, the results of the blood count were not reviewed and that the results were abnormal.

The suit states Enrique Guerra later needed emergency surgery to treat an infection in his right shoulder.

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to recognize plaintiff's signs and symptoms were consistent with an infection and order the necessary treatments before discharging him.

The plaintiffs seek judgment for an amount of more than $50,000, plus costs and post-judgment interest. They are represented by Michael E. Holden of Romanucci & Blandin in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-010968

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