EDWARDSVILLE — A patient is suing a surgical physician for allegedly failing to perform a leak test and note the location of an enterotomy repair.

Sonya Bruno and Ralph Bruno filed a complaint on Dec. 27, in the Madison County Circuit Court against Dr. Michael Schultheis, alleging he breached his duty to exercise the requisite standard of care for a reasonably prudent physician.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on July 21, 2015, Sonya Bruno came under the care and treatment of Schultheis. She alleges the defendant failed to perform a leak test, failed to run bowel and failed to note the location of her enterotomy repair.

As a result of defendant's negligence, she sustained serious and permanent injuries that caused her to suffer great pain, disability, and other damages. Ralph Bruno suffered loss of consortium and service.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in their favor in an amount exceeding $50,000 for each of them, plus costs of this suit.

They are represented by John J. Hopkins of John J. Hopkins & Associates PC in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1763

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