Parents move for sanctions in suit against St. Louis neurologist over adult son's seizures

Amelia Flood Apr. 19, 2011, 4:17am


The parents of a disabled man who claim his neurologist didn't listen to concerns about his seizures are moving for sanctions in their medical malpractice suit.

James and Sherry Scott moved for sanctions against several respondents in discovery in their suit against Dr. Daniel Mattson and the St. Louis Neurological Institute April 13.

The Scotts are suing the pair for damages in excess of $50,000 and costs.

Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge is set to hear the matter May 13.

They allege that Mattson failed to properly monitor their son's seizure condition and did
not listen to their concerns.

As a result, the Scotts claim that their son's seizures landed him in the hospital.

The defendants deny the claims.

They had attempted to have the case moved across the river to Missouri.

Rinderer's Airport Plaza Pharmacy and Rinderer's Home Healthcare Pharmacy are listed in the Scotts' complaint as respondents in discovery along with Shop n'Save Pharmacy, a subsidiary of Supervalu Inc.

The Scotts allege that the Rinderer respondents have not answered pleadings the plaintiffs served upon them Feb. 15.

The Scotts argue their need information from the pair for their discovery.

They ask Mudge to enter sanctions against the Rinderer respondents or an order compelling them to cooperate with the Scotts in the suit's discovery process.

Thomas Falb represents the plaintiffs.

J. Thaddeus Eckenrode represents Mattson and the institute.

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

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