Kelly Holleran Aug. 5, 2013, 7:37am

A man has filed suit against the doctors who he claims adequately failed to treat his next-of-kin, allegedly causing her to die from anemia.

Gary Bauer says defendant Dr. Nidal Shawahin allegedly failed to timely evaluate Rosemary G. Bauer on Sept. 13 and was unsuccessful in determining the reason behind her sudden fainting spell, which caused her to fall off the couch. He also failed to treat the origin of her anemia, which is a condition characterized by a lack of healthy red blood cells. This leads to an inability to carry oxygen to tissues and resulted in Rosemary Bauer’s death on Sept. 17, according to the complaint filed July 22 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

One day before her death, on Sept. 16, Rosemary Bauer again displayed worrisome signs, such as rectal bleeding and bloody diarrhea, the suit states.

However, Dr. Lundy Colvert of Protestant Memorial Medical Center doing business as Memorial Hospital, also allegedly failed to properly evaluate Rosemary Bauer for her condition, the complaint says.

Because of Rosemary Bauer’s death, her family experienced grief, sorrow and permanent injuries and have been deprived of her services, companionship, comfort, instruction, guidance, counsel, training, love and support, the suit states.

In addition to Shawahin, Gary Bauer names Shawahin’s employer, Memorial Medical Group, as a defendant.

In his complaint, Gary Bauer seeks a judgment of more than $200,000, plus costs.

Joseph A. Bartholomew of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer and Shevlin will be representing him.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-378.

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