Patient alleges injuries following knee replacement surgery

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jan 1, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County patient is suing a health care providers for allegedly causing her to suffer foot drop and peroneal nerve neurapraxia following surgery. 

Kathleen M. Koch and Ronald G. Koch filed a complaint Dec. 10 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Dr. Steven R. Horner and Memorial Medical Group, alleging failure to use the skill and care ordinarily used by well-qualified health care providers.

According to the complaint, Kathleen Koch received medical services from the defendants on Dec. 12, 2016. She alleges the defendants failed to preserve the left peroneal nerve during total knee replacement surgery and carelessly compressed the peroneal nerve, resulting in foot drop and peroneal nerve neurapraxia. 

The plaintiff's injuries allegedly required nerve decompression surgery. 

The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, judgment larger than $50,000, plus court costs. They are represented by attorney Joseph A. Bartholomew of Cook, Bartholomew, Shevlin & Cook LLP in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 18-L-793

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