BELLEVILLE — A man is suing Nicholas Hilpipre, M.D., claiming the doctor negligently failed to inform an emergency department or emergency department physician that the plaintiff might have had an injury to his spinal cord and/or longitudinal ligament.

Gerald Rolfe filed a complaint on May 23 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Hilpipre, alleging that the physician failed to properly advise the others of potential injuries.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Nov. 17, 2014, he sustained permanent physical injuries to his body including significant paralysis. The plaintiff holds Hilpipre responsible because of the alleged failure to inform.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of $75,000 plus court costs. He is represented by Thomas Q. Keefe, III of Keefe, Keefe & Unsell, P.C. in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16L275

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