Patient files suit against Kindred Chicago Lakeshore, others over alleged improper placement of tube

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 22, 2019

CHICAGO – A Buckingham resident alleges he needed a second surgery to correct the improper placement of a feeding tube.

Michael P. Halpin filed a complaint on Dec. 20 in Cook County Circuit Court against physician John Venetos;  Kindred Chicago Lakeshore; and others, alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff suffered a severe head injury in October 2016 that rendered him a quadriplegic. The suit states he underwent surgery and was transferred to Kindred Chicago Lakeshore in November 2016.

The suit states Venetos placed a PEG tube placement on Dec. 1, 2016 at Kindred. The plaintiff alleges the tube was improperly placed and that he needed surgery to correct it.

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Venetos allegedly inserted the tube into his stomach in such a manner that it later dislodged and failed to observe or recognize he had improperly inserted it.

The plaintiff seeks more than $50,000 plus costs of suit, and further relief. He is represented by Ronald J. Broida, Joseph K. Nichele and Emmet C. Fairfield of Broida and Nichele LTD in Naperville.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018L013755

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