Patient alleges Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital did not use correct catheter size

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 16, 2019

CHICAGO – A patient of a La Grange hospital alleges he was injured after a surgery because of the facility's negligence.

James Paolello filed a complaint on Jan. 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and others, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, in January 2017, the plaintiff underwent surgery on his spine at La Grange Hospital and after the surgery, he was unable to urinate. He alleges he was discharged the same day despite being unable to urinate, and he went back to the hospital the next day with complaints of urinary retention.

The suit states on the second visit, a nurse attempted to place a catheter and did not use the correct catheter size.

The plaintiff seeks more than $50,000, plus costs. He is represented by John J. Driscoll of Driscoll Law Offices PC in Naperville.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 19-L-199

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