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OSF Healthcare Systems, doctor deny liability in patient's alleged stroke

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Aug 30, 2016

OSF Healthcare System and one of its doctors deny liability in a man’s lawsuit alleging he suffered a stroke after he was taken off an anticoagulant medication.

Clinton Champlin filed the complaint on May 31 against Dr. Bijoy Hegde and OSF Healthcare.

According to the complaint, Champlin alleges he suffered a stroke on April 8, 2015, after he was transferred from a St. Louis hospital to OSF Healthcare in St. Clair County. While at OSF Healthcare, he allegedly received the medication Eliquis until his April 23 discharge.

After he was discharged, he was not prescribed Eliquis and allegedly suffered a second stroke that caused him to sustain debilitating injuries.

Champlin claims the defendants failed to ensure that he continued on Eliquis or another similar anticoagulant medication.

OSF Healthcare System answered the complaint on Aug. 10 through attorney Ann Barron of Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen in Edwardsville.

The defendant filed three affirmative defenses against Champlin arguing that any alleged injuries are the result of negligence and conduct of parties other than OSF Healthcare or by causes over which it had no control.

OSF also claims any alleged injuries are the result of the plaintiffs own negligence and comparative fault.

Hegde answered the complaint on July 6 through attorneys Mandy Kamykowski, Ryan Gavin and Mary Taylor of Kamykowski Gavin & Smith in St. Louis. He denied the allegations against him.

Champlin seeks a judgment of more than $75,000.

He is represented by Thomas Keefe III of Keefe, Keefe & Unsell in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-747

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