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Man claims negligence by neurosurgeon

By Philip Gonzales | May 24, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A man is suing neurosurgeon Joseph Yazdi, M.D., and Southern Illinois Brain & Spine Center PC, alleging negligence and claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Paul Mills filed a complaint on May 2 in Madison County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they failed to provide appropriate care.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 14, 2014, he was hospitalized at the defendants' facility for extensive neck surgery, and has experienced great pain and anguish. The plaintiff holds Joseph Yazdi, M.D., and Southern Illinois Brain & Spine Center PC responsible because the defendants allegedly carelessly used wrong devices for the neck surgery and carelessly failed to monitor his post-surgical condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgement against defendants in an amount in excess of $50,000. He is represented by John J. Hopkins of John J. Hopkins & Associates PC in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16L242

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