BENTON —A patient claims he suffered partial amputation after his primary doctor was not provided with his emergency room medical records.
Craig Scott filed a complaint on April 1 in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Illinois against The United States of America alleging negligence and breach in standard care.
According to the complaint, Scott alleges he was at the Memorial Hospital Emergency Department on March 31, 2015 with complaints of pain in his right lower extremity. He underwent radiographic study of his right tow and studies of his circulatory system on April 4, 2015.
Scott claims his medical reports listing treatment and condition were to be sent to his primary care provider. However, he alleges the report was not received by his doctor.
Then in June 2015, Scott was diagnosed with nonfilling of the anterior tibial artery and underwent a partial amputation of his right leg in July 2015.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant owed him a duty of reasonable care but failed to properly handle his records. As a result, Scott claims he has been caused to suffer permanent damages, including partial loss of his right leg.
The plaintiff is seeking judgment in excess of $75,000, costs of the suit and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by Nathaniel O Brown and J. Michael Weilmuenster of Weilmuenster, Keck & Brown P.C.
The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Illinois Case number 19-367