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Misread Mammogram Leads to Lawsuit

A woman in Illinois died after medical professionals failed to properly read her mammogram, according to a complaint filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

The estate of Rosa Alvarado, administered by Francisco Adame, filed the complaint with the court on June 20. The defendants named in the complain are Advocate Health Care, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Integrated Imaging Consultants LLC, and Kevin Kirshenbaum, M.D. The complaint alleges that the defendants failed to evaluate Alvarado’s condition accurately.

The complaint states that Alvarado underwent a mammogram on August 16, 2013. The bilateral digital diagnostic mammogram was not evaluated correctly, causing Alvarado’s condition to become worse. That condition ultimately led to the woman’s death. The plaintiff in the case claims that, because the mammogram was not evaluated properly, Alvarado died.

The plaintiff is seeking a judgment that exceeds the current jurisdictional amount of the court. When the case will be heard is unknown at this time.

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