A stroke victim accuses his doctors of failing to catch preliminary symptoms pointing to an eminent stroke.
According to a lawsuit filed on May 8 in Madison County Circuit Court, Mike L. Fuller filed a complaint against Southwestern Illinois Health Facilities Inc., doing business as Anderson Hospital Urgent Care, Drs. Laurence Yung and Haresh Motwani, and Metro East Healthcare Ltd.
The suit states that on May 13, 2013, the plaintiff allegedly came under the care of Anderson Hospital and Yung, who he claims were careless and negligent by failing to recheck his blood pressure before discharge and failing to recommend any "follow-up with a qualified healthcare provider prior to the two-three days recommendation noted in the records."
Motwani and Metro East Healthcare are also accused of failing to examine the patient's carotid arteries and failing to order carotid artery imaging "for a diabetic, hypertensive, former smoker who was later documented to have significant carotid artery disease."
The plaintiff alleges that, as a result, he had a stroke that caused him to lose the use of his limbs, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of normal life and money due to ongoing medical expenses.
The plaintiff, through four counts of negligence, seeks in excess of $200,000, plus costs.
The plaintiff is represented by Joseph A. Bartholomew of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer and Shevlin Ltd. in Belleville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-588
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