EDWARDSVILLE — A patient is Anderson Hospital alleging he developed an infection and suffered an amputation after employees failed to use latex gloves while examining a foot wound.
Eric J. Schlotter filed a complaint on May 11 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Southwestern Illinois Health Facilities Inc., doing business as Anderson Hospital, alleging the healthcare provider failed to properly train and supervise its employees relating to the use of latex gloves while handling patients body parts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 16, 2016, he was seeking treatment for a wound on his right foot at Anderson Hospital. He claims he developed an infection because the employees failed to use latex gloves while handling his injury. As a result, Schlotter claims the infection resulted in the amputation of his lower right extremity on June 15, 2016.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly train and supervise its employees relating to the use of latex gloves while handling patients.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000 plus costs of this action.
He is represented by John J. Bizer of Bizer Law Firm in Collinsville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-640