CHICAGO, IL – The Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of plaintiff Elizabeth Nazario on April 19, 2017. The lawsuit is filed against Loyola University Medical Center and five doctors for negligence in caring for Mom’s infant daughter.
According to the filed complaint, Loyola University Medical Center failed to implement sufficient policies and procedures and or train its attending and resident physicians to properly diagnose an infant with medical common medical emergencies. According to Yao Dinizulu the attorney representing the family, “This baby received all her treatment at Loyola University Medical Center since birth on March 3, 2014, and over a 30-day period beginning on September 18th was seen six times where she was repeatedly diagnosed with and Upper Respiratory viral infection. Widely used medical guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatricians provide that after 10 days of cough and colds symptoms, medical providers should consider the probability of a likely bacterial infection which can be tested and treated with antibiotics. Instead, the Hospital and their medical providers failed to perform a simple blood test that would have identified proper diagnosis and the infant’s catastrophic outcome”. Attorney Dinizulu goes on to say, “All patients have the right to expect that doctors provide good safe care to protect all patients from catastrophic injuries or death.”
As a result, the infant’s several bacterial infections of sepsis, meningitis, pneumonia & HUS resulted in permanent injuries. These lifelong injuries include severe brain damage, chronic renal failure, blindness, cerebral palsy and seizure disorder.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2017L003937.