Andrea Dearden Mar. 27, 2013, 12:16pm

A St. Clair County couple is suing a Swansea doctor and medical imaging company for allegedly misdiagnosing a patient's breast cancer.

Julia and Eric Lewis filed a lawsuit March 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Dr. Thomas Schroyer and Belleville Imaging Inc.

Dr. Schroyer worked at Belleville Imaging in August 2011 when, according to the complaint, Julia Lewis underwent a sonogram on her right breast. Lewis claims Dr. Schroyer and Belleville Imaging failed to properly interpret the sonogram images, missing the cancer that was present in her breast at the time of the exam.

Because of the alleged misdiagnoses, Lewis says she is now battling a more aggressive form of cancer.

The Lewises accuse Dr. Schroyer and the medical imaging company of negligence and ask for more than $300,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of income and consortium in addition to court fees.

They are represented by attorney Thomas Q. Keefe Jr. of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-119

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