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Suit alleges patient died after stenosis surgery


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 4, 2018

BELLEVILLE—A woman claims her husband suffered quadriplegia and died roughly two months after undergoing surgery to address stenosis. 

Holly McLeod, as special administrator of the estate of Scott McLeod, deceased, filed a complaint on Nov. 8 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Nicholas Poulos MD and HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care, alleging negligence. 

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 20, the defendants performed a reoperation to address stenosis at the decedent's C3-C4. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to address the stenosis and obliterated the decedent's dura. 

As a result of the defendants' negligence, the decedent suffered quadriplegia as well as shutting down of various organs. He died on April 13. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $75,000, plus costs. She is represented by Thomas Q. Keefe of Keefe, Keefe & Unsell PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-712

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