Med mal suit filed against ER doc at Alton Memorial

Steve Gonzalez Oct. 11, 2007, 12:39pm

Brian Budde filed a medical malpractice suit against Dr. Sanit Saengsamran in Madison County Circuit Court alleging the doctor failed to exercise the degree of skill possessed by practitioners in the field of emergency medicine.

Represented by John Hopkins of Edwardsville, Budde claims he was seen in the emergency room at Alton Memorial on March 7.

He claims that while at the emergency room, Saengsamran disregarded his duty, and contrary to the common and good practice of competent and skilled physicians, was negligent by carelessly and negligently:

  • failing to make any association between the vomiting and discomfort he was experiencing when arriving at the ER;

  • failing to address his level of hydration;

  • failing to diagnose a severe skin infection to his scrotum and perineal area;

  • failing to admit him to the hospital;

  • failing to treat him with IV antibiotics; and

  • failing to obtain an urgent consultation with a urologist.

    According to Budde, as a result of Saengsamran's negligence he was forced to have subsequent treatment and procedures in an attempt to repair the damage that was caused.

    Budde also claims Saengsamran's actions caused him to suffer severe and permanent injuries that caused great pain and anguish, was caused to undergo subsequent operative procedures, prevented him from attending to his usual duties and affairs of life, and has lost, and will lose, the value of that time.

    He is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs.

    The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Daniel Stack.

    07 L 868

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