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Woman Sues Doctor For Sister's Death


A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed by a woman claiming a Cook County, Illinois doctor is responsible for her sister’s death. The lawsuit is against physician M. Scott Peckler and North Suburban Surgical Consultants, LLC. The plaintiff, Kathleen Porreca, is the administer of the estate of her deceased sister, Jane Moroney, and is claiming that Peckler failed to diagnose and treat Moroney for a perforated colon. The complaint claims that Moroney was treated by Peckler at the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in September of 2013 and that his negligence led to her death on June 8, 2014.

Hospitals, physicians, and medical personnel treat millions of patients every year increasing the chances for mistakes. Medical malpractice can be demonstrated in various ways and is best described as the failure to meet the acceptable standard of care for a patient. Some common examples of medical malpractice are lack of diagnosis, misdiagnosis, birth injuries, surgical errors, and several other medical errors. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis medical malpractice attorney.

The law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth is a father-son team that believes you and your families health and safety are top priority. In the event that those things are compromised, we will fight aggressively to hold the negligent parties responsible for your injuries. We will also work to recover the maximum compensation for your medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of economic support, and mental anguish. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.

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