Woman alleges damaged vocal cords from intubation

By Michael Abella | Dec 8, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing Randolph Freeman, M.D.; Anesthesia Associates of Belleville Ltd.; and Protestant Memorial Medical Center, alleging negligence in medical care.

BELLEVILLE — A patient claims her vocal cords were damaged during intubation.

Jolene Jenkins filed a complaint on Nov. 9 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Randolph Freeman, M.D., Anesthesia Associates of Belleville Ltd. and Protestant Memorial Medical Center, alleging they deviated from standard procedure in medical care.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 2, 2015, her vocal cords were damaged and paralyzed from being intubated.

As a result, she claims she has suffered pain, mental anguish, disability, lost wages and medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants were negligent by carelessly intubating her trachea.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in excess of $75,000, plus costs of suit.

She is represented by Thomas Q. Keefe PC of Keefe, Keefe & Unsell PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-591

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