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Crime & Courts

Medical malpractice lawsuits filed against area hospitals, health care providers

Three medical malpractice lawsuits were filed recently against local hospitals.

The mother of a 2018 newborn is suing OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa for brain injuries the newborn sustained due to hypoxia. Kayla Comer is seeking damages from the hospital and a group of medical professionals that provided care prior to the baby’s birth on July 31, 2018.

A Peru couple is suing urologist Steven Chung for allegedly failing to diagnose the husband’s prostate cancer in 2017. William and Marilyn Weber seek damages against Chung, Illinois Urological Health Surgeons, Illinois Valley Community Hospital and OSF Healthcare System

A patient at IVCH is suing the hospital and physician Serge Golber for an elbow injury that plaintiff Dwain Plumlee alleges was mistreated and never healed properly and led to additional problems. Court records indicate the hospitals have not been served with the civil complaints. Spokespersons for IVCH and the OSF network declined comment.

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