Suit alleges patient developed Graves disease due to negligent care

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 19, 2019

BELLEVILLE — A patient claims a Belleville doctor failed to recognize her hypothyroidism. 

Pamela Turley and Douglas Turley filed a complaint Jan. 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Dr. Mazar Lakho and Southern Illinois Internal Medicine, Ltd., alleging Lakho failed to apply the knowledge, skill and learning utilized by a reasonably qualified health care provider.

According to the complaint, beginning July 21, 2015, Lakho provided medical services to Pamela Turley. The plaintiffs allege Lakho failed to follow up on Turkey's TSH levels, failed to recognize that she had hyperthyroidism and negligently continued to give supplements for hyperthyroidism. As a result, Turkey allegedly developed Graves disease, cardiovascular problems, increased anxiety and injuries to her body. 

The Turleys seek trial by jury, damages of more than $50,000, plus court costs. They are represented by attorneys Colleen C. Jones II and Leah A. Captain of Cook, Bartholomew, Shevlin & Cook LLP in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 19-L-56

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