A man and his wife have filed suit against the doctor who they claim removed too much of the man's tendon from his hand, rendering the hand useless.

Donald George and Patricia George claim defendant Dr. Joon Ahn performed a right middle finger trigger release on Donald George's hand on Nov. 30, 2010. During the procedure, Ahn removed too much of Donald George's tendon, resulting in the loss of the use of the hand, according to the complaint filed Nov. 24 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Because of the incident, Donald George suffered disability, experienced constant pain and suffering and lost his enjoyment of life, the suit states. He also incurred medical costs, the complaint says.

Donald George claims he was not aware of the cause of his hand problems until he visited a different physician in October, who informed him that the surgery had been performed incorrectly.

In their complaint, the Georges are seeking a judgment of more than $200,000, plus costs.

Joseph A. Bartholomew of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomeew, Brauer and Shevlin in Belleville will be representing them.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 14-L-768.

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