A woman is suing a west suburban rehabilitation center and a hospital after doctors found a condom lodged inside a patient’s stomach.
Trixie Scott filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of L.C. Scott, who died Feb. 20, 2013, and named the Westchester Health And Rehabilitation Center and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital as defendants.
L.C. Scott was a resident at Westchester Rehab in June 2012 when he was taken to La Grange Memorial Hospital for suspected gastro intestinal bleeding and low hemoglobin levels, the suit claims.
When Scott underwent a procedure that examined parts of his digestive tract, a doctor found a condom inside his stomach, the suit said.
“Unfortunately, it look liked it was a condom and it was about 6 to 7 inches long with hardened material inside,” according to a doctor’s description of the procedure in a report, cited by the suit.
The discovery of the condom means Scott was likely sexually abused, the suit claims. He had the same procedure performed in January 2010 and was clear of foreign objects, so any abuse had to have occurred between then and June 2012, when the most recent procedure was performed, the suit claims. –Continue at LipStickAlley