CHICAGO – A former patient of a Berwyn hospital alleges negligent care caused him to develop a pressure ulcer during his hospitalization.
David Frawley filed a complaint on Jan. 4 in Cook County Circuit Court against MacNeal Hospital and Tenet Healthcare Corp. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, in December 2017, Frawley was admitted to MacNeal Hospital to undergo a coronary surgery. He alleges while recovering as a patient, he developed a pressure sore and was discharged a few days later with a pressure ulcer.
The suit states he was admitted to Adventist LaGrange Hospital the same day of his discharge from MacNeal Hospital with the diagnosis of an infected decubitus ulcer. He alleges the ulcer needed surgical debridement and wound treatment.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to appropriately assess plaintiff's risk for the development and deterioration of pressure sores and failed to implement and update a care plan to address his risk for the development and deterioration of pressure sores.
The plaintiff seeks more than $50,000. He is represented by Andrew J. Thut and Jenna M. Miller of Levin & Perconti in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 19-L-000185