Doctor's deposition taken in delivery driver's case against hospital

Christina Stueve May 4, 2012, 6:51am


A letter certifying that an evidence deposition of Dr. Lyndon Gross was taken was filed May 1 in Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth's court regarding a delivery driver's lawsuit against Gateway Regional Medical Center.

The deposition was taken April 17 at the Orthopedic Center of St. Louis.

In the suit, Douglas Luksza Jr. claims he was attempting to deliver a package on behalf of Delivery Logistics to Granite City Illinois Hospital Co. doing business as Gateway on Jan. 14, 2010, when he sustained injuries to his neck, head, back and shoulders after a leveler collapsed while he was standing on it.

Plaintiffs Douglas Luksza and Brenda Luksza on March 22 denied Gateway's affirmative defenses which assert that the plaintiff's injuries were his own fault.

Ruth has set a trial date of Sept. 4.

In addition to his injuries, Luksza claims he suffered pain and mental anguish, lost income and has been unable to return to his normal life duties.

His wife, Brenda Luksza, claims she lost her husband's love, society, companionship, affection, consortium, support and services.

Ruth ordered Gateway to reveal its retained expert witnesses by April 30 and then ordered the defendants' retained expert witnesses to be deposed by May 30.

Keith Short and Noel L. Smith Jr. of Hazlett and Short in Shiloh represent Luksza Jr.

Richard Behr of Behr, McCarter & Potter represents the defendant.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-598.

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