Friend Files Malpractice Lawsuit on Behalf of Deceased


A Cook County woman has initiated a lawsuit against St. Joseph Hospital in connection with the alleged mistreatment and wrongful death of her friend.

On August 17th, independent administrator for the estate of Dorlas Culbertson (deceased), Tressia Permoda, filed a malpractice and wrongful death of Culbertson in Cook County Circuit Court. The lawsuit names St. Joseph Healthcare Centers and Hospitals, Dr. Maria A. Osipova, Dr. Marc Adajar, and S.T. Surgical Consultants doing business as Precision Surgical Group as defendants. The suit alleges medical negligence.

The lawsuit alleges that St. Joseph Healthcare Centers and Hospitals and the aforementioned doctors and healthcare organizations, practiced careless judgment while caring for Dorlas Culbertson on two different occasions. The alleged occasions were on August 29th – September 3rd, 2013; and September 4-8, also in 2013 Culbertson developed a small bowel obstruction in addition to an existing small bowel obstruction. These obstructions, according to the lawsuit, ultimately led to her death on September 8, 2013.

Permoda and the Culbertson estate are seeking damages of more than $50,000, plus costs and any other relief that the court would deem to be just.

No one ever wants to entertain the possibility that the medical care that they or a loved one is receiving may not be up to a certain set of standards. Everyone wants to think that when they entrust their care to a healthcare professional, that care will be the best available at the time when they need it the most. For most, doctors and other healthcare professionals take great pride in their work and match up to the standard of care that all patients in this country have come to expect.

When a doctor, medical resident, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, therapist, or other medical caregiver, is accused of gross negligence, or malpractice, that is a serious matter. Patients come to expect a standard of care to be provided by health care providers. When that standard is not adhered to, serious consequences can arise that can cost patients their health and even their lives. That is when you may need the services of a medical malpractice attorney.

At Bottar Law, we have been fighting for the rights of patients and their loved ones for nearly 30 years. If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact Bottar Law, PLLC, today. We will schedule a confidential meeting with you to inform you of your rights.

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