Medical malpractice suit over birthing operation complications in court April 28

Amelia Flood Apr. 25, 2011, 5:11am


Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis is set to hear pending motions in a couple's medical malpractice suit against an obstetrician-gynecologist and Alton Memorial Hospital.

Plaintiffs Stephanie and Eugene Davenport are suing Dr. Catherine Wikoff, the hospital and Alton Multispecialists Ltd. for injuries Stephanie Davenport allegedly suffered during the birth of the couple's second child.

The couple claims that Wikoff's alleged negligence led Stephanie Davenport to become addicted to painkillers after the birth of her second child and that she later had to undergo surgery to rebuild her pelvic floor.

Eugene Davenport claims to have lost his sexual relationship with his wife and her consortium.

The defendants have previously won two rounds of motions to dismiss the 2009 suit.

They won the latest round in July 2010, although Callis allowed the Davenports to file a third amended complaint.

They claimed that the Davenports failed to set forth clear negligent actions allegedly undertaken by the defendants in their suit.

The defendants have also filed to dismiss that complaint.

The hearing on the pending motions in the case is set for April 28 at 1 p.m.

The motion to dismiss the third amended complaint and a plaintiff's motion to compel are set on the hearing's agenda.

The plaintiffs are represented by Morgan Scroggins.

Alton is represented by Daniel Farroll.

Wikoff is represented by Jeffrey Glass.

Ted Dennis represents Alton Multispecialists.

The case is Madison case number 09-L-1022.

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