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Carol Saleh Alleges Hospital Misdiagnosed Her Condition, Leading to a Stroke

Carol Saleh alleges negligent medical care caused her to sustain a stroke.

NorthShore University Health System (Glenbrook Hospital) and Dr. Steven Meyers are being sued by Saleh for failing to diagnose and treat hypoglycemia in a timely manner, not ordering lab work to determine why her physical and mental status kept changing during her admission and failure to determine the cause of a stroke and to treat the underlying cause in order to prevent further injuries.

According to the statement of claim (Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L009811), Saleh was a patient at Glenbrook Hospital in March 2014, and in the care of Meyers. Due to the physician not correctly or appropriately treating her for hypoglycemia, she alleges she was the victim of a stroke that that then remained untreated for several hours causing her further pain, anguish and injury and a prolonged stay in hospital.

If a doctor, other medical professionals or a hospital do not properly care for a patient, that individual may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice can take on many forms from misdiagnosis to medication errors and surgical errors to failure to diagnose.

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