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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Claims Children’s Memorial Lost Teenager’s Tumor

The attorneys at Levin & Perconti have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of a Chicago suburban teen that underwent surgery at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 2006. The teen is claiming that the hospital lost a tumor removed from her thyroid before it could be biopsied. The medical malpractice suit claims that after having surgery to remove a tumor encased in the girl’s thyroid, Children’s Hospital lost the tumor before they could determine if it was cancerous. This hospital negligence caused and continues to cause emotional stress and anxiety for the teen, as she will never know for certain if she does or does not have cancer. During the surgery doctors removed the tumor and a portion of the teen’s thyroid. When her and her family returned to receive the biopsy results, the family told them that because they lost the sample no biopsy could be performed and no determination regarding the presence of cancer could be made. The young teen cannot go a day without thinking about it, because she is always uncertain as to whether she has cancer. The attorneys at Levin & Perconti filed the medical malpractice lawsuit because Children’s Hospital’s inexcusable loss of the tumor will cause her lifelong stress. To read the full story, click here.