CHICAGO – A mother alleges a doctor and medical facility in Cook County failed to diagnose a mass in her minor child's brain.
Gia Carr filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in Cook County Circuit Court against Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and physician Alok I. Jaju, alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, in February 2012, her son underwent an MRI of the brain that was reviewed by Jaju. The suit states Jaju did not note any abnormal findings in the radiology report. The suit states the report depicted a mass.
The suit states in October 2015, another MRI was done that showed a mass in the same location as the previous MRI and he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to diagnose the son's medulloblastoma and failed to treat it.
The plaintiff requests seeks judgment in an amount that will compensate her for caretaking and medical expenses. She is represented by Thomas H. Murphy of Cogan & Power PC in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 19-L-000026