BELLEVILLE — An East St. Louis resident is suing Wexford Health Sources Inc. and Dr. Francis Kayira, medical care providers, alleging wrongful death.

Jamon Company, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Derris Company, deceased, filed a complaint on May 19 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they administered Lisinopril to Derris Company without checking if he had an allergic reaction the drug.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on May 21, 2015, Derris Company was given Lisinopril, spurring an allergic reaction that ultimately resulted in his death. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to diagnose that Derris Company had an allergic reaction to Lisinopril and also allegedly failed to provide proper medical attention to Derris Company when he was showing signs of severe allergic reaction to the medicine.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of $50,000. He is represented by Bob L. Perica and Tess M. Perica of The Perica Law Firm, P.C. in Wood River.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-271

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