Estate executor alleges Swedish Covenant Hospital failed to respond to deterioration of vital signs

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 26, 2018

CHICAGO – A patient's next-of-kin is seeking damages from a Chicago hospital after she suffered a brain injury while in its care.

Bobby McGowan, as independent executor of the estate of Debra R. McGowan, filed a complaint on Nov. 15 in Cook County Circuit Court against Swedish Covenant Hospital and others, alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 20, 2016, Debra McGowan went to Swedish Covenant Hospital's emergency room with complaints of difficulty breathing, malfunctioning tracheostomy tube and other issues. The suit states within a few hours of her arrival, she was transferred to the intensive care unit with an anoxic brain injury. The suit states she died Nov. 29, 2016.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to appropriately and timely replace her tracheostomy tube, failed to monitor her oxygen saturations and failed to timely respond to a deterioration in her vital signs.

The plaintiff and seeks more than $50,000. He is represented by Michael F. Bonamarte and Cari F. Silverman of Levin & Perconti in Chicago and Michael Richmond of Heller & Richmond LTD in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018L012408

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