ST. LOUIS — A mother with her minor daughter are suing a medical facility and a physician, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Hadley Ashby, a minor, by and through her next friend, Lenore Ashby, filed a complaint on Aug. 21 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against St. Louis Children's Hospital, The Washington University and Dr. Adam Vogel, alleging they failed their duty to use the degree of skill and learning ordinarily used by skilful, careful and prudent members of the medical profession in providing medical services.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege on April 22, 2016, Hadley Ashby was born with hazy lung fields, consistent with respiratory distress syndrome. After numerous tests and operations, she developed worsening respiratory failure with severe respiratory acidosis that resulted in cortical blindness. As a result, she suffered permanent damages, her mother was required to become indebted for medical and other expenses. 

The plaintiffs hold St. Louis Children's Hospital, The Washington University and Vogel responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to appropriately diagnose the patient's condition, failed timely perform surgery and failed to appropriately manage and anticipate complications.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in an amount in excess of $25,000 for punitive damages, pre and post-judgment interest, costs expended, and for such other relief as the Court deems just. They are represented by John G. Smith and Kevin M. Carnie, Jr. of The Simon Law Firm PC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1722-CC11066

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