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Patient dismisses suit alleging amputated legs from misdiagnosis

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Apr 5, 2016

A patient alleging his legs were amputated after his leg pain was misdiagnosed has voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit.

Plaintiff Alvin Koger filed a voluntary motion to dismiss the claims on March 4 through attorney John Hopkins of Alton.

Associate Judge Randall Kelley granted the motion and dismissed the case without prejudice on March 8.

Koger filed his lawsuit on Oct. 27 against Anderson Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital of the Hospital of the Third Order of St. Francis, Dr. Marjorie Guthrie, Dr. Cole Taylor and Dr. Robert Lee.

According to the complaint, Koger went to Anderson Hospital and then St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in October 2013 complaining of leg pain. He claims he was seen by three physicians who allegedly misdiagnosed his condition, resulting in the amputation of both of his lower legs.

He sought at least $75,000 from each defendant as well as court costs and attorney’s fees.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-611

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