Patient alleges she was not warned of link between Estrace cream use, ovarian cancer

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 3, 2018

CHICAGO – A woman alleges a cream prescribed to her caused her to develop cancer.

Leila Malloy and William Malloy filed a complaint on Nov. 19 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dupage Gynecology S.C.; physician Jogn J. Messit; Kevin I. Hussey and Allergan USA Inc. alleging negligence and failure to warn.

According to the complaint, Leila Malloy has a medical history of breast cancer and multiple basal cell carcinomas. The suit states in October 2013, Messitt prescribed Estrace cream to her and she used it through July 2015.

On Aug. 24, 2015, Hussey performed a hysterectomy and cystocele surgery on Malloy and nodular tumors were discovered in her abdominal cavity. The suit states she was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer a few days later.

The plaintiffs allege defendants Messitt, Hussey and Dupage Gynecology negligently prescribed Estrace cream to Malloy and failed to inform her there was a risk between the cream and ovarian cancer. They allege Allergan failed to warn there was a link or risk between the cream and ovarian cancer.

The plaintiffs seek judgment of more than $50,000 plus costs of action. They are represented by A. Frederick Chapekis of Chapekis & Chapekis in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-012573

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