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Spinal Operation Allegedly Punctures Colon

According to Cook County Court documents, Brian Fahey filed a lawsuit on October 19th at the Cook County Circuit Court against Parkview Orthopedic Group, also known as Parkview Musculoskeletal Institute, and Dr. Anis Mekhail.

Fahey alleges that the defendants are responsible for injuries that he suffered during a procedure performed on May 26, 2009 by Dr. Mekhail at Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center.

During the spinal operation, Fahey’s colon and rectum were punctured, causing rectosigmoid fistula and a rectocutaneous fistula. As a result, these medical complications caused Fahey, who had initially seen Dr. Mekhail for back pain, to experience respiratory distress, hypoxemia and other medical symptoms.

The plaintiff, Fahey, is seeking damages of more than $50,000, plus court costs.

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