BELLEVILLE — A patient filed a medical malpractice suit alleging healthcare providers failed to diagnose his posterior ligamentous complex injury. 

Douglass Woolfolk filed a complaint on April 11 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Faris Al Gebory MD and Touchette Regional Hospital Inc., alleging they failed to apply the knowledge, skill and care ordinarily used by a well-qualified health care provider.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 10, he came under the defendants' care for medical treatment. However, he alleges the defendants failed to diagnose his posterior ligamentous complex injury and failed to order an MRI. 

As a result, Woolfolk alleges he suffered permanent pain, mental anguish, disability, disfigurement and necessary medical expenses. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor in an amount greater than $50,000, plus court costs. 

He is represented by Samantha S. Unsell of Keefe, Keefe & Unsell PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-256

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