The Madison County Record May 25, 2015, 9:44pm


A woman claims her doctor performed a botched epidural procedure, which allegedly led to a life-long condition.

According to a lawsuit filed on May 6 on St. Clair County Circuit Court, Latoya and Tarvis Thomas logged a civil complaint against Dr. Kristina Naseer of Belleville, HSHS Medical Group Inc. and St. Elizabeth's Hospital of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis.

On May 15, 2013, Nasser performed on Latoya Thomas a "T11-12 thoracic epidural steroid injection, and T12-L1 lumbar interlaminar epidural injection under fluoroscopy, so that she injected Depo Medrol (methylprednisolone acetate) and the other injectate under or beneath the dura into the central spinal canal causing damage to the tissues and nerves within the spinal canal."

Further, according to the lawsuit, the patient wasn't the right candidate for such a procedure, nor was it the proper treatment for the patient's interstitial cystitis.

As a result, Latoya Thomas claims to have developed arachnoiditis, as well as suffering bodily pain and suffering and past and future medical expenses.

The plaintiff, alleging malpractice, seeks $300,000, plus costs, along with her husband, who also alleges counts of loss of consortium.

The plaintiff is represented by Robert H. Pedroli Jr. of Pedroli and Gauthier in Clayton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-273

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