BELLEVILLE — A patient claims several healthcare professionals negligently left a bulb syringe in place following a hysterectomy.
Brittney Allen filed a complaint on Sept. 12 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against St. Elizabeth Hospital of the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis and Emily Boyd, MD, alleging they failed to administer proper and adequate medical care.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 24, 2016, she underwent a robotic total laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy with a left ovarian cystectomy performed by defendants. She claims the defendants failed to recognize that a bulb syringe was left in her vagina at the end of surgery.
As a result, she claims she suffered severe and permanent injuries, disability, damage to organs and tissue, medical expenses and loss of income.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants left an instrument in place following surgery, never performed a postoperative vaginal exam and negligently prescribed medication without proper evaluation.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit.
She is represented by Jack A. Strellis of Strellis & Field Chartered in Waterloo.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-509