Springfield hospital and doctor accused of malpractice sued in St. Clair County

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 5, 2013

A woman died after her doctor gave her an extra dose of a blood thinner, according to a recently filed court document.

Steve Poggemiller claims Sharon K. Poggemiller was a patient at defendant Kindred Hospital in Springfield on June 28, 2012, when defendant Dr. Tarak Chokshi administered enoxaparin to her at 9:09.

Because of the unnecessary medication, Sharon K. Poggemiller died on June 29, 2012. Due to Sharon K. Poggemiller’s death, her next-of-kin have lost her services, companionship, comfort, instruction, guidance, counsel, training, love and support, according to the complaint filed Oct. 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

In his complaint, Steve Poggemiller of Springfield seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.

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

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-535.

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