CHICAGO – A woman has filed a suit against a Bellwood physician over her son's 2014 death.
Curtnall Williams, as special administrator of the estate of Manu Williams, filed a complaint on Jan. 7 in Cook County Circuit Court against physician Gerald Cerniak, alleging wrongful death.
According to the complaint, Cerniak practiced internal medicine at a U.S. Healthworks Medical Group of Illinois facility in Bellwood.
The suit states in September 2014, Manu Williams went to U.S. Healthworks and Cerniak complaining of left thigh pain with no specific method of injury and provided a history of blood clots. Williams allegedly was diagnosed by Cerniak with a hip and thigh sprain and pain in his lower limb and was told to return for a follow-up at the end of the month.
The suit states Manu Williams died several days later of pulmonary emboli.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to properly evaluate the condition and order the appropriate tests.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks more than $50,000 plus costs. She is represented by Miguel A. Ruiz and Michael P. Cogan of Cogan & Power PC in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2019L000186