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Woman sues hospital for wrongful death of newborn infant

By Robert Hadley | Sep 24, 2015

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A St. Clair County woman is suing a hospital in the death of her unborn child.

Plaintiff Shayvonne Breeding, administrator of the estate of Jerron Malik Williams (Breeding’s deceased infant son), filed suit on Sept. 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Touchette Regional Hospital Inc. The following are listed as respondents in discovery: Belleville Family Health Center, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis and St. Louis University (dba Slucare).

According to the complaint, on Sept. 26, 2013, the plaintiff came to Belleville Family Health Center complaining of fluid leakage in the 26th week of her pregnancy. After an ultrasound showed reduced amniotic fluid, the plaintiff was rushed to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, where the baby was delivered by emergency C-section. The child died shortly after the birth. The suit alleges the defendant provided negligent care and initially misdiagnosed the leakage as bladder/urinary problems.

Attorney Nathaniel O. Brown of the Belleville, Ill. firm Weilmuenster & Keck P.C. is representing the plaintiff, who is seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-502.

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