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Spinal Cord Injury Mishap Causes Paralysis

A malpractice lawsuit has been filed by a Cook County patient against her health care providers alleging malpractice.

Cook County court documents indicate that Jane Filip filed a lawsuit on September 16 in Cook County Circuit Court naming Dr. Scott Glaser, Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago, Dr. Anthony DiGianfilippo, West Suburban Neurosurgical Associates, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Midwest Health, Eleanor Pagulayan, and Ziba Gross as defendants.   Boston Scientific Corp. was also named as a respondent in discovery.

According to the complaint filed by Filip, Dr. Glaser diagnosed Filip with complex regional pain syndrome and recommended that she receive a spinal cord stimulator implant. During the operation that was performed by Dr. DiGianfilippo on September 17, 2013, the plaintiff asserts that she suffered a spinal cord injury that has left her with acute paralysis.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants’ negligence were what caused her injuries and as a result she has been left disabled. The plaintiff alleges that the injury has reduced her capacity toward leading a normal life and the ability to earn future income.

The Plaintiff is seeking compensation for damages, past and future medical bills, and reduced her capacity to live a normal life and earn future income.

Filip is requesting a trial by jury and is seeking damages of more than $50,000, plus litigation costs.

When considering whether to bring a malpractice lawsuit against a doctor or other healthcare provider, having an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can properly evaluate your claim is crucial. While some law firms may pursue malpractice claims without considering whether or not a case brought by a plaintiff can prevail, at Bottar and Leone, our specialty is all about knowing how to pursue this very technical area of the law. Rather than expose our clients to cases that may be more difficult to win and expose clients to unnecessary legal fees, we know what to look for in a malpractice lawsuit.

At Bottar Leone, PLLC, we have several decades of experience in investigating and prosecuting medical malpractice lawsuits in the State of New York. If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of medical malpractice or negligence, we will meet with you in order to evaluate your claim and determine if you have a case.

Once your case is evaluated, we can then begin the process of filing your malpractice lawsuit and start the process to insure that you and your loved ones receive the compensation that you deserve.

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