– A patient is suing a doctor over alleged improper care related to a surgery for hyperhidrosis.
McBride filed the suit April 15 in Madison County Circuit Court
against Dr. Richard Shatz.
April 23, 2014, McBride claims she consulted with Shatz
concerning a medical condition called hyperhidrosis, the suit claims. Then on May 12, 2014, upon the defendant's
recommendation, she underwent surgery performed by Shatz at
Gateway Regional Medical Center.
McBride alleges Shatz negligently
failed to properly evaluate her condition, failed to
discuss the risks and alternatives for treatment, performed a
surgical procedure without proper training and failed to properly
instruct her on wound and scar management, among others.
a result, she claims she suffered permanent damage, severe scarring,
numbness and tingling, the plaintiff claims.
plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in excess of $50,000
plus court costs. She further asks that
Granite City Illinois Hospital Company,
doing business as Gateway Regional Medical Center, be a respondent in
discovery concerning this action.
is represented by Ann E. Callis and Katie A. Hubbard of Goldenbert,
Heller & Antognoli PC in Edwardsville.
County Circuit Court case number 16-L-511