EAST ST. LOUIS — A patient filed a medical malpractice suit alleging several doctors failed to properly place an IJ center line in his neck.

Michael F. Disch filed a complaint on Dec. 14, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Heartland Regional Medical Center, Dr. Byron Williamson, Dr. Doolittle Sr., Dr. Randy Balmforth, Dr. Denis Huzelj, alleging they failed to provide reasonable medical attention to the plaintiff.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he suffered from several attempts to put an IJ center line in his neck.

Disch alleges the defendants failed to properly and carefully perform the procedure and failed to properly diagnose his condition.

The plaintiff seeks $250,000 from the defendant Williamson, $150,000 from Huzelj, $50,000 from Balmforth, and $250,000 from Doolittle and Heartland Regional Medical Center. 

Disch is representing himself pro se.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:16-cv-01343-NJR

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