Woman sues Illinois hospital claiming insufficient measures for brain CT necessitated abortion

A patient is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, claiming insufficient measures were taken during a brain CT scan, allegedly requiring her to get an abortion, according to a report published June 22 by the Cook County Record. 

On June 13, the plaintiff filed a complaint in Cook County Circuit Court, stating that she was injured at work and medical treatment was provided by the medical center between June 13 and July 13, 2016. 

According to the report, Levy said the medical center staff allegedly ordered a head and brain CT scan without first asking Levy is she was pregnant. She alleges she then needed an abortion because of the fetus’s exposure to radiation. 

"As a result, Levy claims she sustained severe injuries, pain, suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress and incurred medical and hospital expenses," according to the report. 

Read the entire Cook Country Record report here: