Diabetic man alleges glycometer gave inaccurate readings

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 1, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A diabetic man claims his glycometer provided inaccurate readings, causing him to become sick and suffer hallucinations. 

William Kevin Tomerlin filed a complaint on Jan. 18 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Arkray USA Inc., alleging failure to distribute a glycometer that could give accurate blood sugar level readings.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in the fall of 2016, he obtained the defendant's glycometer to monitor his blood sugar and manage his diabetes. However, Tomerlin claims the glycometer provided inaccurate readings, causing him to be unable to administer the proper amounts of glucose. 

As a result, the plaintiff claims he became ill, had to be hospitalized and began to develop hallucinations. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to provide adequate warning of the propensity that the glycometer could give inaccurate readings.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of not less than $50,000, plus costs of suit. He is represented by Ronald A. Roth of Roth Law Offices LLC in Granite City.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 19-L-0074

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