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Northwestern Medicine, nurses alleged to have failed to warn patient of risks of iron infusion procedure


By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 2, 2018

CHICAGO – A patient alleges she was injured by an iron infusion procedure and was not warned of the procedure's risks.

Vicky Quintana filed a complaint on Oct. 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against Northwestern Medicine and two nurses, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 16, the plaintiff went to the defendants' facility for a preoperative surgical assessment for a surgery scheduled on Jan. 24. The suit states on that day, the defendants ordered an iron infusion procedure for the plaintiff, which was completed Jan. 23 at Northwestern's preoperative clinic. 

As a result of defendants' alleged negligence, the plaintiff claims she sustained serious and permanent personal and emotional injuries.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants faiiled to inform plaintiff of the potential complications of the procedure, failed to properly place the IV into her arm, and failed to properly control the flow rate of iron from the IV; and ordered the procedure allegedly without first telling the plaintiff of the risks.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants for damages of more than $50,000 plus costs. She is represented by Robert K. Albrecht of Albrecht Law Offices LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-011620

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