ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis woman is suing an independent-living center for alleged defamation.
Temekka A. Cannon filed a complaint June 30 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Craig Henning and Disability Resource Association alleging that the defendants made allegations of medical fraud with no proof to affirm that statements had any basis.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in September 2009, during her employment, the defendants were under investigation by the state of Missouri for medical fraud. The plaintiff claims that during the investigation, she was accused of medical fraud with no proof of wrongdoing that led to her losing her job of 11 years.
The plaintiffs hold Henning and Disability Resource Association responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to interview or consult the plaintiff regarding the fraud claim, failed to get any documentation to support their claim that the plaintiff committed medical fraud and preceded to make a false statement knowing it was false in hopes of enriching their business.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to be paid $33,540 for the money the plaintiff withdrew from her account, payment for general and punitive damages, costs and all other relief the court deems proper.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC10700