ST. LOUIS — Two parents and their son are suing a hospital, alleging medical malpractice for its failure to successfully treat the son's seizures.

Joe and Lisa Burris, and their son Kyle Burris, filed a complaint on June 1 in St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against The Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital alleging that the defendants failed to provide proper medical care to Kyle Burris.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, on April 21, 2013, Kyle Burris, then 14 years old, was a patient at the defendant hospital wherein he suffered seizures that damaged his brain and put him in a coma for around four weeks. Kyle Burris failed to be cured of his progressive seizures that resulted in brain damage, lifetime medication and the need for a nerve stimulator to control and to avoid further seizures. The plaintiffs claim the hospital's failure to treat his condition impaired his ability to perform in school and earn a living in the future. 

The plaintiffs hold the hospital responsible because it allegedly failed to properly investigate, diagnose and treat signs and symptoms of Kyle Burris' progressive, ongoing seizures.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for damages in such amount that is fair and reasonable under the circumstances, costs and any other further relief the court deems just and proper. They are represented by Mary Coffey and Genevieve Nichols of Coffey and Nichols in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1722-CC01445

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