Suit filed against Thorek Memorial Hospital, doctors over woman's death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 8, 2019

CHICAGO – A relative of a Cook County woman has filed a wrongful death suit against two physicians and a Chicago hospital.

Carla Counts Allan, as personal representative of the estate of Amanda Counts Tanner, filed a complaint on Dec. 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against Thorek Memorial Hospital; and physicians Raja Gill and John Hunniford alleging wrongful death and medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 18, 2018, Tanner was admitted to Thorek's inpatient psychiatric unit because of severe depression and suicidal thoughts and was placed on close observation. The suit states Hunniford was Tanner's primary care physician and that Gill was also involved in her care.

The suit states Tanner was found hanged, on Feb. 23, 2018.

The plaintiff allees the defendants failed to adequately assess, diagnose, monitor and treat decedent.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits, plus costs and further relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Christopher L. Schnieders of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC in Overland Park, Kan.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-13961

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