Patient alleges doctor failed to remove contraceptive device

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 19, 2019

EDWARDSVILLE — A Bethalto woman is suing medical practitioners after she allegedly suffered complications from a contraceptive device. 

Jacqueline N. Wesley filed a complaint March 6 in Madison County Circuit Court against JCH Medical Group, Illini Medical Associates, nurse Carol Lesko and Dr. Tim Kisabeth, alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, Wesley began receiving medical care from Kisabeth and Lesko on June 15, 2012. The suit states Wesley was given a prescription for Nexplanon, a contraceptive management system, that day. She returned for renewals Aug. 1, 2012, and received a Nexplanon birth control insertion. The plaintiff claims she complained of pain during sex and had an ultrasound on March 14, 2017. 

The suit alleges Wesley was sent for 16 weeks of therapy but continued to have pain due to the Nexplanon insertion. On Aug. 13, 2018, the defendant tried to remove the device but it was not possible. Wesley alleges she finally had the device removed Oct. 24, 2018.

Wesley seeks damages of $50,000 and court costs. She is represented by attorneys Keith Short and Jack Daugherty of Short and Daugherty P.C. in Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court Case number 19-L-309

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