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Dr. Vernon Cannon and DuPage Medical Group

DuPage Medical Group is accused of failing to supervise Dr. Vernon Cannon, a physician accused of patient sexual abuse. If you were a victim or a witness, please contact us today.

Dr. Vernon Cannon and DuPage Medical Group—Victims Can Seek Justice Now.

DuPage Medical Group, also known as Duly Health & Care, is accused of failing to supervise Dr. Vernon Cannon, a physician accused of patient sexual abuse. If you were a victim or a witness, please contact us today.

Chicago-based law firm Hurley McKenna & Mertz has filed a Complaint at Law in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Dr. Vernon T. Cannon and DuPage Medical Group [DMG], one of Illinois’ largest independent multi-specialty physician groups, alleging that gynecologist Dr. Cannon initiated unconsented and unwelcomed physical and sexual contact with the victim, known to the Court as Jane Doe, at a DuPage Medical Group facility. Cannon has previously been the subject of multiple reports from patients alleging that Cannon practiced while intoxicated. Despite these reports, the suit alleges that DuPage Medical Group did nothing over an 18-month period to investigate the misconduct reports or discipline Dr. Cannon.

The lawsuit also alleges that DuPage Medical Group negligently retained Cannon when it knew or should have known he examined patients while under the influence of alcohol and that DuPage Medical Group failed to adequately supervise Dr. Cannon during his interactions with female patients in light of these reports.

In 2021, DuPage Medical Group changed its name to Duly Health & Care.

Contact us today if you were a victim of sexual abuse while at a DuPage Medical Group/Duly Health & Care facility. We can help.  

If you were a witness to Dr. Cannon’s misconduct at DuPage Medical Group, please contact HMM Partner Evan Smola at 312.602.1424 or esmola@hurley-law.comEvan can advise you on how you can help the ongoing investigation of Cannon’s misconduct and DMG’s failure to protect patients.

You can listen to Evan’s recent news interview regarding Dr. Cannon’s misconduct at DuPage Medical Group here.

FACTS:

Vernon T. Cannon, M.D.

Former DuPage Medical Group (now Duly Health & Care) OB/GYN

Practiced in Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Naperville and Wheaton

Hospital privileges at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield

DuPage Medical Group Employee: 2007-2019

TIMELINE:

Warrenville Police arrested Vernon T. Cannon, M.D. for
domestic battery in an incident on March 31, 2016.
See the Arrest Report: Cannon Domestic Violence Arrest Report / Photographs: Cannon Arrest Photos

A patient of Dr. Cannon’s alleges he sexually abused her in May of 2018.
See the Complaint at Law

DuPage Medical Group asked the Circuit Court on August 3, 2021, to dismiss the Complaint, alleging that DMG had no legal duty to supervise Cannon or protect the victim from Cannon’s misconduct.

However, records show that patients reported that Dr. Cannon was intoxicated and slurred his words during patient visits in 2018 and 2019.
See Jane Doe’s Response to DMG’s Motion to Dismiss the Complaint at Law.

Dr. Cannon continued to practice at DMG in 2018 and 2019, DESPITE THESE REPORTS.

On August 4, 2022, the Circuit Court of Cook County denied DMG’s Motion to Dismiss Jane Doe’s Complaint and ruled that the case should move forward.

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION OR CONCERNS ABOUT DR. CANNON’S CARE, OR DMG’S HANDLING OF DR. CANNON’S EMPLOYMENT, PLEASE CALL EVAN SMOLA OF HURLEY McKENNA & MERTZ AT 312.602.1424 FOR A CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION AND INTERVIEW, OR CONTACT US.

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