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Alton Memorial, doctor allegedly failed to diagnose adrenal gland infarction


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 26, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman is suing Alton Memorial Hospital and health care providers for allegedly failing to diagnose an adrenal gland infarction, which caused a patient's death. 

Regina Stewart, special administrator of the estate of Helen Clark, deceased, filed a complaint on April 13 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Alton Memorial Hospital, Dr. Narine Sargsyan, et al., alleging they failed to apply the knowledge, skill and care ordinarily used by well-qualified health care providers.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 7 and July 8, 2016, Clark was admitted to Alton Memorial Hospital with severe abdominal and flank pain. She was discharged and later died of adrenal gland infarction. 

The plaintiff claims the defendants failed to perform proper evaluation to determine the cause of Clark's pain, failed to provide proper treatment and negligently discharged Clark without diagnosing her impending adrenal gland infarction. 

Stewart alleges that due to defendants negligent acts, Clark's condition went undiagnosed and untreated. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants, jointly and severally, in an amount that will fairly compensate the decedent's injuries and death and her next of kin for their loss. 

She is represented by Ted N. Gianaris and G. Michael Stewart of Simmons Hanly Conroy in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-481

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