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Patient alleges injuries from spinal surgery

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Mar 2, 2018

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BELLEVILLE – A patient alleges he suffered nerve damage following a spinal a surgery.

LeMorris Lewins and Janelle Lewins filed a complaint on Feb. 22 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Memorial Regional Health Services Inc., et al., alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on May 17, 2016, LeMorris Lewins underwent a selective left L4 transforaminal nerve block performed by the defendants. He alleges as a result of the defendants' negligence, he suffered spinal cord infarction that resulted in nerve damage, partial paralysis, numbness and substantial medical expenses. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to properly perform transforaminal nerve root block and failed to take timely corrective measures to alleviate the damage to his spinal cord.

The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendants of more than $50,000, costs of court and all other relief that is just and proper. 

They are represented by John S. Wallach and Bruce J. Weingart of Law Office of John S. Wallach PC in St. Louis.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-124

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