Out of area docs and hospital named in St. Clair County suit

By Ann Knef | May 19, 2005

A woman who underwent surgery for a bunionectomy at a west central Illinois hospital is suing her Springfield podiatrists in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Rhonda Wahl filed a negligence suit against Teresa J. Laughlin, D.P.M., John G. Fleischli, D.P.M. and Passavant Memorial Area Hospital on May 16 seeking in excess of $225,000 for a burn she received on her left calf while undergoing bunion surgery Feb. 22, 2002.

Wahl claims she suffers permanent pain, mental anguish and disfigurement.

"She has been prevented from attending to her usual affairs and duties and has incurred and become liable for large sums of money in hospital, medical and related expenses," the complaint states.

Wahl is represented by Thomas Q. Keefe, Jr. of Belleville.

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