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Patient alleges hospital failed to diagnose vascular condition that led to amputation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 8, 2017

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BELLEVILLE — A patient is suing a local hospital for allegedly misdiagnosing a vascular condition, resulting in a partial leg amputation.

Craig Scott filed a complaint on April 6 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Protestant Memorial Medical Center Inc., d/b/a Memorial Hospital, alleging it failed to provide competent medical care.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 31, 2015, he was admitted to the defendant's facility due to a complaint of pain in his right toe. He underwent various tests on his right leg under Dr. Kevin Clark but was misdiagnosed and underwent a partial amputation of his right leg in July 2015 due to a vascular condition. 

As a result, Scott claims he suffered permanent injuries, loss of normal life and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Memorial Hospital failed to timely and properly transmit records to diagnose the correct treatment, failed to timely and properly communicate with the plaintiff's treating physicians and failed to properly diagnose and treat the plaintiff's injury to avoid further damage.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in a sum in excess of $50,000, plus cost of suit and for any other and further relief this court deems just and proper. 

He is represented by J. Michael Weilmuenster of Weilmuenster and Keck PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 2017-L-181

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