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Illinois Family Sues Hospital After Teen’s Tumor is Lost

An Illinois family is suing a hospital alleging that the hospital is responsible for losing a tumor before they analyzed the tumor for cancer. The teen’s tumor was never tested to see if it was cancerous. Levin & Perconti filed a medical malpractice lawsuit last week in the Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of Kara Morris of Chicago Suburb Highland Park, Illinois. The suit claims that Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago removed a tumor from the teen’s thyroid and lost it before a biopsy. The surgery was in October of 2006 and a week after the surgery the family was told that the hospital lost the sample and that no determination could be made as to whether the tumor was cancerous. The family continues to stress over the incident and the hospital’s negligence may have an affect on the teen’s ability to obtain health insurance in the future. This may be difficult because she is never certain as to her health status. To read the full story, click here.