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Man claims doctor failed to adequately treat his clotting disorder

By The Madison County Record | Mar 31, 2014

A man has filed suit against his doctors, alleging he lost the use of his left leg after the doctors failed to adequately treat him.

Charles Poindexter filed a lawsuit March 17 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Judith Weis M.D., Rural Family Medicine Associates LTD, Kosit Prieb M.D. and Protestant Memorial Medical Center Inc., doing business as Memorial Hospital.

According to the complaint, Poindexter went to defendant Memorial Hospital on Oct. 26, 2012, and was treated by defendant Drs. Judith Weis and Kosit Prieb.

Doctors at the hospital, however, negligently failed to take an adequate history and to perform an adequate physical examination and failed to diagnose and treat acute arterial occlusion of the left lower extremity, according to the complaint. The doctors also negligently failed to order an arterial doppler and failed to appropriately diagnose and treat Poindexter's clotting disorder, according to the complaint.

Doctors negligently misread the venous doppler and negligently failed to document the lack of arterial blood flow on the venous doppler, the suit states.

Because of the doctors treatment, Poindexter experienced pain, suffering and extreme mental anguish, lost wages, endured disfigurement, has been permanently deprived of the functional use of his left leg and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

Poindexter is seeking a judgment of more than $300,000, plus costs. He is being represented by Samantha S. Unsell of Keefe and Keefe in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-228.

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