MetroSouth Medical Center doctors alleged to have failed to spot boy's abnormalities on fetal ultrasound

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 6, 2018

CHICAGO –The co-independent administrators of a minor's estate are seeking damages from physicians who work at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island and others over the interpretation of ultrasound results.

MB Financial Bank NA and John H. Ciprian Jr. filed a complaint on Nov. 26 in the Cook County Circuit Court against physicians Harry R. Platt, Juan Pablo Cueva and Alicia Lopez; Unimed LTD; and Preventive Pediatrics LTD citing the Family Expense Act, the Wrongful Death Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, on May 30, 2012, Maria Moreno had a fetal ultrasound examination performed by defendants and her ultrasound was noted as normal by defendants' interpretive report for the study. 

The suit states in July 2012, Moreno gave birth to a boy, who was born with a urinary system condition that caused him to develop cardiac arrest, septic shock, neurologic brain damages and other injuries. 

As a result, the boy suffered catastrophic personal injuries and died in December 2017. The plaintiffs are the guardians of his estate.

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to identify a thickened fetal bladder wall on Moreno's fetal ultrasound study and failed to recommend repeat ultrasound studies every two weeks to evaluate abnormalities.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits court, plus costs of suit. They are represented by Matthew M. Rundio of Krzak Rundio Law Group LLC in Chicago and Benjamin A. Crane of Coplan & Crane in Oak Park.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-012726

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