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Suit: Boy’s finger severed while waiting for doctor in Oak Forest

Updated: June 24, 2014 7:25AM



A woman has filed a lawsuit against an Oak Forest health center after she says her son was waiting for a doctor when a table fell on his hand and severed his finger.

Cherise Davis says she and her son Daniel Jones were waiting for a doctor to conduct an examination at the Oak Forest facility last month when he was injured, according to a suit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court. The lawsuit names the Oak Forest Health Center of Cook County.

The lawsuit claims the center, located at 15900 S. Cicero Ave., did not make timely and necessary inspections and repairs and did not warn visitors of the “hazardous and unsafe” condition of the table. As a result of the alleged incident, the boy was “caused to suffer tremendous pain” and endured a severed finger, the suit says.

The two-count lawsuit alleges negligence and seeks at least $50,000 in damages and medical expenses.

The Oak Forest Health Center could not be immediately reached for comment.



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