A Washington University rehabilitation facility denies liability in a widow’s wrongful death lawsuit alleging the facility failed to prevent or recognize a deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Chanta Martin filed a lawsuit for the estate of Rodney Goree on July 1 against The Washington University of St. Louis and ProRehab P.C.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff’s husband died on Oct. 17, 2014. She claims 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 prevent or treat his alleged deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism when he was present for treatment on Aug. 29, 2014.

Prorehab answered the complaint on Sept. 2 through attorneys Jonathan Ries and Corey A.T. Stegeman of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard in St. Louis, denying the allegations against it.

In its affirmative defenses, the defendant argues that any alleged injuries were not caused by its acts or omissions.

The plaintiff seeks more than $75,000, plus attorney’s fees and costs.

Martin 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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