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Levin & Perconti Files Lawsuit After Hospital Loses Tumor that Held Girl’s Diagnosis

The lawyers of Levin & Perconti filed a negligence lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago on behalf of a young adult. After having surgery to remove a tumor encased in the girl’s thyroid, the hospital negligently lost the tumor before performing a biopsy to determine if it was cancerous. This negligence caused, and continues to cause, the young woman significant emotional stress and anxiety because she will never know for certain if she does or does not have cancer. The surgery was a fairly routine surgery where the doctors removed the tumor and a portion of her thyroid. A week later, when the victim and her family came into hear the results, the hospital informed them that they had negligently lost the tumor and no biopsy could be performed. Two years later, the young woman is still worried everyday that she might have cancer. She must undergo ultrasounds every six months to monitor her thyroid to ensure there is no new growth or changes. The attorneys at Levin & Perconti hope that this suit will reveal where the system broke down and how it can be corrected.