Illinois Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleges Incorrect Medical Diagnosis

Incorrect medical diagnoses are often the cause of injury and/or death in Illinois health care facilities, such as nursing homes and hospitals.

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Palos Community Hospital and two of its doctors.  This lawsuit alleges that they failed to diagnose a patient’s brain bleed that caused a fall that led to the patient’s (Charles E. Von Schlutter) death.

The lawsuit and its claims are summarized in a variety of media sources, including the February 25, 2015 Palos Patch article titled “Doctors’ Missed Diagnosis Led to Fall that Caused Man’s Death:  Lawsuit” as well as the Cook County Record article of February 25 titled “Doctors’ failure to diagnose brain bleed led to man’s death.”

An excerpt from the Palos Patch article:

Von Schlutter was a patient at the hospital, 12251 S. 80th Ave., when he fell on March 12, 2013. He ”suffered cerebral injuries” according to the complaint, which McCain alleges the doctors failed to test for, diagnose, and properly treat. The brain bleed caused the fall which led to Schlutter death March 28, 2013.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this lawsuit can be seen in the two articles mentioned above.


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