Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital and physicians named in wrongful death suit

Ann Knef Dec. 18, 2007, 9:00am

Frederick Glenn is seeking in excess of $600,000 from Jaafar Bermani, M.D., Mohammad Hashemi, M.D. and Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital, claiming they failed to diagnose and treat his wife Sonya Sanchez Glenn for her pulmonary embolism.

Sanchez Glenn died Feb. 11, 2006, according to a suit filed Dec. 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

According to the complaint, Sanchez Glenn was seen at the hospital emergency room on Feb. 5, 2006. On Feb. 10, 2006, Bermani ordered an EKG and results indicated acute heart strain, the suit states.

Glenn and Patrillo Quarles, co-administrators of Sanchez Glenn's estate, claim Bermani and Hashemi allegedly failed to properly administer low weight Heparin given Sanchez Glenn's high risk factors for a pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis.

"One or more of the foregoing careless and negligent acts or omissions on the part of Defendant...proximately caused an increased risk of harm to Sonya Sanchez Glenn and caused her to lose her chance for recovery," the complaint states.

Glenn claims he has suffered grief, sorrow and mental suffering and pecuniary loss and damages as a result of his wife's death. He also claims he became liable for funeral, burial and medical expenses.

The plaintiffs are represented by Gary L. Smith of Loewenstein, Hagen & Smith of Springfield.

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