Defendant asks to continue Monday trial in 2004 medical negligence suit

Amelia Flood Nov. 23, 2009, 7:15am


The defendant in a 2004 suit over medical negligence filed a motion Nov. 19 to continue a trial set to begin Monday morning in Madison County.

Defendant Dr. Ursula Thatch cites the incomplete discovery of medical records related to plaintiff Nicole Mathew's cesarean section at a St. Louis hospital and other documents.

Mathews is suing on her own behalf and on behalf of her daughter, Ella Mathews. She is suing Thatch and Progressive Health Care for Women Ltd.

Details of the 2004 complaint were not available in the case file.

According to the continuance motion, Thatch's attorneys are still waiting on medical records from St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis.

They argue that the records could be important to their defense.

The motion asks Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder, who is overseeing the case, to move the trial to February or March 2010.

The plaintiff is represented by Thomas Q. Keefe Jr.

The defendants are represented by Ted Dennis.

If the case goes to trial Monday, it will begin at 9 a.m.

The case is Madison case number 04-L-297.

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