EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing Alton Multispecialist, Ltd., James A. Kliefoth, M.D., Alton Memorial Hospital and Mary Schmidt, M.D., medical care providers, citing alleged negligence and medical malpractice.
Belinda Lenon filed a complaint on May 25 in Madison County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they failed to provide proper and adequate medical care.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 29, 2014, after undergoing exploratory surgery, she suffered sepsis and required admission to the intensive care unit and extended hospitalization. She was also required to undergo multiple, additional surgeries and procedures, medical care and treatment, the suit says. The plaintiff holds Alton Multispecialist, Ltd., James A. Kliefoth, M.D., Alton Memorial Hospital and Mary Schmidt, M.D. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to adequately assess her condition, failed to timely order and obtain a CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis, failed to timely inform her of her condition and failed to timely perform exploratory surgery.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against all defendants in a sum in excess of $50,000 and costs of this suit. She is represented by Millikan A. Wright of Millikan Wright LLC in St. Louis.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 2016L000723