Patient alleges Swedish Covenant Health, others responsible for brain injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 3, 2018

CHICAGO – A woman alleges she suffered a brain injury as a result of medical center and other medical staff's failure to timely examine her.

Corinne Tshimena, a disabled person by and through her guardian Deborah Tshimena, filed a complaint on Nov. 16 in Cook County Circuit Court against physicians Danish Haque and Kap Joon No; Swedish Covenant Health; and the city of Chicago, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on March 16, a Chicago Fire Department ambulance was dispatched to Corinne Tshimena's home for complaints of difficulty breathing. The suit states the ambulance transported her to Swedish Covenant Hospital and paramedics failed to advise hospital staff that Tshimena had been treated for myasthenia gravis. The suit states she went into cardiac arrest and suffered severe and permanent injury, including hypoxic brain damage.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to perform timely examination of plaintiff, failed to promptly diagnose patient's state of respiratory distress, failed to immediately communicate to hospital staff the patient's medical condition and failed to engage in a timely resuscitation of plaintiff.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendants in an amount of more than $50,000. She is represented by Howard Schaffner of Hofeld and Schaffner in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-12501

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