Mudge gives plaintiffs more time to depose doctor in case over son's seizures

Amelia Flood Mar. 16, 2011, 8:29am



The parents of a disabled man who are suing his St. Louis neurologist over seizures that eventually landed him the hospital have been given more time to depose that doctor.

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge granted plaintiffs Sherry and James Scott more time to depose Dr. Daniel Mattson over objections from Mattson that the deposition would be a repeat of previous ones.

Mudge signed the order March 11.

The Scotts are suing Mattson and his practice, St. Louis Neurological Institute Inc., for damages in excess of $50,000 and costs.

The plaintiffs claim that Mattson failed to monitor their son's seizure condition and that he did not listen to their concerns.

The result, the plaintiffs contend, was that their son, a disabled adult, was hospitalized.

Mattson and the institute have tried to have the case dismissed unsuccessfully.

The plaintiffs had asked for more time to depose Mattson following a January amended complaint that also names Rinderer's Airport Plaza Pharmacy Inc., Rinderer's Home Healthcare Pharmacy, and Shop n' Save Pharmacy as respondents in discovery.

Mattson objected to the extension March 4.

Mattson contended that the Scotts had already deposed him twice and that he had answered extensive questions related to their son's case.

Thomas Falb represents the plaintiffs.

J. Thaddeus Eckenrode represents the defendants.

The case was previously assigned to former Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack.

The case is Madison case number 10-L-482.

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