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Patient alleges healthcare providers failed to timely diagnose cancer

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 6, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A patient is suing Family Medicine Associates and a physician for allegedly failing to timely diagnose his prostate cancer. 

Andrew Schlueter filed a complaint on May 23 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Patrick Zimmermann, MD, and Family Medicine Associates PC, alleging negligence. 

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 29, 2015, he underwent prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing. However, he claims the defendants failed to timely read and appreciate the significance of PSA reports and failed to communicate the results to Schlueter. 

As a result of defendants negligence, his cancer went improperly diagnosed and treated. 

The plaintiff claims he suffered permanent pain, mental anguish, disability, disfigurement and loss of a chance to recover. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount of more than $75,000, plus costs of this suit. 

He is represented by Thomas Q. Keefe Jr. of Keefe, Keefe & Unsell PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-363

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