A nurse claims a patient’s own negligence caused her injuries in a medical malpractice suit alleging the patient suffered blisters and hair loss during a cosmetic vein treatment.
Mary Vesci alleges she saw Dr. Kevin Bell, her primary doctor, and nurse Stephanie Bell on Aug. 10, 2015, for various vein and cosmetic issues.
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, Vesci alleges the arterial injection caused damage to her head, resulting in blisters, sores, skin loss, hair loss and permanent scarring and hair loss.
Vesci alleges the defendants failed to appropriately treat her when they 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 the plaintiff.
Stephanie Bell filed an answer to the complaint on June 15 through attorney Michael Murphy of Freeark Harvey & Mendillo PC in Belleville.
In her affirmative defenses, Bell argues that the plaintiff’s own negligence was the sole proximate cause of any alleged injuries.
Multi-Care Specialists SC was also named a defendant in the suit.
Mary Vesci and Anthony Vesci seek a judgment in an amount greater than jurisdictional limits, plus court costs and any other relief the court deems just.
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-451