Woman sues Chicago's Northwestern Medicine, physician for mistreatment following CT scan

A woman is suing Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group in Chicago and several physicians for allegedly failing to properly diagnose her with terminal cancer from a CT scan of her liver, according to a report published Aug. 28 by the Cook Country Record.  

The complaint was filed Aug. 23 against Northwestern Medicine, Daniel O’Malley, DO, George Schuster, MD, and UroPartners in Chicago.  

The plaintiff, Michaleen Peterson, alleges the physicians did not follow recommendations by the radiologist to order a follow-up CT scan and failed to notice an abnormality on her liver.  

In July 2015, Peterson went to the defendants with complaints of nausea and other symptoms. She allegedly did not receive follow-up scans to determine whether a tumor was present in her abdominal and pelvic regions.  

In December 2016, Peterson was diagnosed with terminal, advanced-stage adenocarcinoma and is seeking judgement for damages greater than $50,000, according to the report.  

Read the Cook County Record's entire report below.