Chicago families sue after a case of mistaken identity allowed a man to be taken off life support

(CNN)Two Chicago families have sued the city and a hospital after an injured patient was incorrectly identified, and people who did not know him were given the decision to take him off life support. When the sisters saw the man in the hospital, they “continually and repeatedly expressed their serious doubts” that he was actually their brother, the lawsuit said. But hospital staff told them repeatedly that they just didn’t recognize him because of his facial injuries and because they were struggling to come to terms with a difficult situation, according to the suit. The hospital told them that he needed to be removed from life support, the lawsuit said. The sisters agreed, and the man they believed to be …