ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man is suing a public entity, citing alleged medical negligence due to failure to properly administer a stress test.

Ian G. Jones filed a complaint June 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against the United States of America, alleging that the defendant violated the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 18, 2015, the plaintiff's father, Garnet Charles Jones III, died due to severe respiratory distress when he underwent a stress test at the defendant's Department of Veterans Affair Medical Center. The decedent had a past medical history known to the defendant but allegedly was given doses of Sestamibi before and during the stress test. As a result, the plaintiff suffered loss of support of his father and companionship and pecuniary losses. 

The plaintiff holds the United States of America responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to monitor the decedent's pulmonary status during the stress test and failed to have polices and procedures in place for ordering stress tests for patients who show signs and symptoms of chest pain and COPD.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for actual, compensatory and incidental damages, together with all costs expended, and for such further relief as the Court deems just and appropriate. He is represented by Robert E. Jones and Anastasia L. Brubaker of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett and O'Keefe PC in Clayton.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division case number 4:17-cv-01615-HEA

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