Man sues doctor and physician's assistant over alleged misdiagnosis of Crohn's

By Andrea Dearden | Nov 5, 2013

A St. Clair County man is suing the doctor and physician's assistant whom he claims misdiagnosed him with a gastrointestinal disease.

Stan and Angie Weller filed a lawsuit Sept. 20 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Dr. Mark Feldman and Claudia Gallagher, a certified physician's assistant.

According to the complaint, Stan Weller was a patient of Gallagher and Dr. Feldman when he was allegedly misdiagnosed with Crohn's Disease and prescribed the corticosteroid Prednisone. Weller claims the doctor and the nurse failed to order a CT scan and never consulted a supervising physician.

The Wellers accuse Dr. Feldman and Gallagher of negligence and ask for more than $300,000 in damages for medical expenses, loss of consortium and court fees.

They are represented by attorney Thomas Q. Keefe, Jr. of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 13-L-484

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