Mudge orders attorneys in med mal suit to depose expert witnesses

Christina Stueve Jan. 31, 2012, 9:59am



Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge on Friday told attorneys in a medical malpractice lawsuit to have their expert witnesses complete depositions by November.

The case involves the parents of a disabled man who are suing his St. Louis neurologist over seizures that eventually landed him in the hospital.

Plaintiffs Sherry and James Scott are suing Dr. Daniel Mattson and his practice, St. Louis Neurological Institute, Inc., alleging 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.

Mudge ordered the plaintiff's attorney to complete his expert's deposition in July. He ordered the defense to have their expert's deposition finished by November.

In his answer to the complaint, Dr. Mattson said that if the plaintiff sustained injuries, the damages were contributed to by the acts, omissions, and fault of people for whose conduct he was not responsible.

The Scotts are seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

Thomas Falb represents the plaintiffs.

Thaddeus Eckenrode represents the defendants.

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

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