Mother alleges son lost testicle from delayed surgery

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 25, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A mother claims her son lost his testicle after several health care professionals failed to timely diagnose his condition and provide appropriate treatment.

BELLEVILLE — A mother claims her son lost his testicle after several health care professionals failed to timely diagnose his condition and provide appropriate treatment.

Brandi Humpries, as mother and next friend of the minor child Zaquan Pinkmey, filed a complaint on March 9 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Andrew Harger MD, Protestant Memorial Medical Center Inc., Nicolete Weeks PA, Cep America-Illinois PC and Cep America Inc., alleging they failed to provide or recommend appropriate treatment for the child.

According to the complaint, Humpries alleges the defendants failed to timely diagnose Pinkmey's twisting spermatic chord and testicular torsion, which delayed his surgery and caused him to lose his testicle. 

As a result, he has suffered disfigurement and disability, pain and loss of enjoyment of life. Humpries claims she incurred medical expenses for the care of her child. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in excess of $75,000, plus costs of this action. 

She is represented by Patrick R. Foley of Foley & Kelly LLC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-111

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