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Widow sues university, rehab facility over husband’s death

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 21, 2015

A St. Clair County woman filed a lawsuit on behalf of her deceased husband against Washington University and a rehabilitation facility following her husband's death.

Chanta Martin filed a lawsuit for the estate of Rodney Goree in St. Clair County Circuit Court on July 1 against The Washington University of St. Louis and ProRehab PC, claiming wrongful death in October 2014.

According to the filing, the plaintiff’s husband Rodney died on or about Oct. 17, 2014, in Cahokia, Ill. The suit states that the defendants were guilty of failing to perform a specialized medical test called a Homan’s test on multiple occasions during her husband’s medical examinations and that they negligently failed to recognize, diagnose, and preventatively address, and otherwise treat his alleged deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism when he was present for treatment on and after Aug. 29, 2014.

Martin faults the defendants individually and/or through its agents and employees.

Alleging loss of companionship and support for his next of kin and medical expenses, the plaintiff seeks judgment in her favor for more than $75,000 plus attorney’s fees and costs.

She is represented by Thomas Q. Keefe Jr. of Keefe & Keefe in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-383.

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