Mudge sets deadlines in medical malpractice lawsuit

Christina Stueve Jul. 19, 2012, 6:21am


Madison County Circuit Judge William Mudge on July 12 set discovery deadlines in a medical malpractice lawsuit and set a jury trial for May 2013.

The case involves the parents of a disabled man who are suing a St. Louis neurologist over seizures that landed the man 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 failed to 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 without success.

Mudge ordered the plaintiffs to answer interrogatories by Aug. 14 and to have the plaintiffs' controlled expert witnesses be available for deposition by Oct. 15.

He ordered the defendant to answer interrogatories by Dec. 15 and ordered the defendant's controlled expert witnesses to be available for deposition by Feb. 13.

He also ordered the plaintiffs to disclose rebuttal expert witnesses by March 1, 2013 and ordered the plaintiffs to produce rebuttal expert witnesses for deposition on April 1, 2013.

Mudge set the trial for May 6, 2013.

In his answer to the complaint, Dr. Mattson states that if the patient 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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