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Patient alleges cosmetic vein treatment caused permanent damages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 11, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A patient claims she suffered blisters and permanent damages during a cosmetic vein treatment. 

Mary Vesci and Anthony Vesci filed a complaint on March 31 in the Madison County Circuit Court against nurse Stephanie Bell, Dr. Kevin Bell and Multi-Care Specialists SC, alleging they failed in their duty to exercise the degree of knowledge, skill and care as is ordinarily expected from a health care provider.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Aug. 10, 2015, Mary Vesci was presented by her primary doctor, Kevin Bell, to registered nurse Stephanie Bell for various vein and cosmetic issues. Mary Vesci claims she was told by Stephanie Bell that she could treat prominent veins on her temporal region and would inject a sclerosing agent into the temporal artery. 

However, the arterial injection allegedly caused massive damage to her head resulting in blisters, sores, skin loss, hair loss and permanent scarring and hair loss, the suit claims. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to appropriately treat the patient when defendants knew or should have known of the injury sustained, failed to recognize the errors of the injection, failed to have a medical doctor present when medical procedures were performed and failed to obtain informed consent from plaintiff Mary Vesci.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in an amount greater than jurisdictional limits, plus costs of suit and any further relief to which the court deems just and proper. 

They are represented by Ted N. Gianaris and G. Michael Stewart of Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-000451

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