A man claims he suffered from a perforated bowel after doctors failed to diagnose a stent that had moved from its proper place in his body.
Robbin and Pauletta Foltz filed a lawsuit Oct. 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital and Drs. Scott Roustio and Tom Martin.
In their complaint, the Foltzes allege the esophageal stent, which had been placed inside Robbin Foltz, moved within his body, causing him to suffer a perforated bowel.
Because of the migrating stent, Robbin Foltz also experienced pain and suffering, lost his enjoyment of a normal life and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint.
Pauletta Foltz claims she lost her husband’s consortium because of his injuries.
The Foltzes blame the doctors for causing Robbin Foltz’s injuries, saying they negligently failed to diagnose the migrated stent.
In their complaint, the Foltzes seek a judgment of more than $400,000, plus costs.
Joseph A. Bartholomew of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer and Shevlin in Belleville will be representing them.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-505.