Lawsuit: Woman suffered stroke after doctor allegedly told her to stop taking a medication

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 26, 2019

CHICAGO — A woman is suing a medical team and hospital, alleging that she suffered a stroke when she was told to not take a medication.

Lynne Rodman filed a complaint on March 12 in Cook County Circuit Court against Rush Oak Park Hospital Inc., Rush University Medical Center, physicians Allan O Muehrcke, Laura Lasecki Wimmer, Dean Stern, and the Weil Foot and Ankle Institute LLC.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff claims in March 2017, she was in an auto accident and transported to Oak Park Hospital and diagnosed with broken bones in her left foot, requiring surgery. The complaint alleges Muehrcke instructed her to stop taking the drug, Pradaxa. She later suffered a stroke.

The defendants are accused of negligence and breach in the standard of duty.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, plus attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Bradley M. Cosgrove of Clifford Law Offices P.C. in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2019-L-002696

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