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Mother alleges physician failed to timely intervene, injuring newborn

By Michael Abella | Dec 30, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A mother is suing Memorial Hospital and Frank F. Mussemann, MD, alleging negligence in labor and delivery care.

Rebecca Jones-Wilson, as a mother and next friend of Matthew Jones, a minor, filed a complaint on Nov. 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they failed to provide medical care and treatment consistent with the standards in the medical community.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that as a result of the defendantss negligence, her minor son was injured during delivery, and that the injuries were permanent and will require lifetime care and treatment. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for an alleged failure to intervene in a timely fashion when labor was not progressing, an alleged failure to monitor properly, and other allegations of improper care.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount in excess of $50,000 for each of them, plus costs of this suit. She is represented by Timothy R. Tyler and Jesse R. Tyler of Tyler Law Offices PC in Chicago.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-624

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