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Nurse Practitioner's Failure to Treat Clinically-Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcer Results in Transmetatarsal Amputation

For Immediate Release: March 12, 2019

Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237,

Chicago, IL – A 49-year old man filed his lawsuit alleging medical malpractice against Oak Street Health, LLC. This lawsuit results from a failure to care for and treat the plaintiff’s clinically-infected diabetic foot ulcer at Oak Street Health – Avalon Park (1715 East 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60617) on January 26, 2018. As a result the defendants’ failure, the plaintiff’s then-localized and untreated infection spread resulting in developing gas gangrene, which required multiple procedures/surgeries and resulting transmetatarsal amputation (“TMA”) of the right foot.

WHAT: Medical malpractice complaint filed in Smith v. Oak Street Health, LLC, et al. (Case No. 19 L 00###).

WHERE: Circuit Court of Cook County, Richard J Daley Center, 50 W Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602

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