ST. LOUIS — A former patient is suing Barnes-Jewish Hospital, The Washington University and other healthcare providers, alleging medical malpractice.
Larry Higgins filed a complaint on Feb. 27 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court alleging that the healthcare providers failed to apply the knowledge, and practice the skill and care ordinarily used by a well-qualified healthcare provider.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 2, 2016 he underwent a colostomy takedown procedure performed by the defendants. As a result of the defendants' negligence, he allegedly suffered severe, permanent and progressive injuries, including leakage of body waste and fluid into his abdomen, pain and suffering, frustration, and mental anguish.
The plaintiff holds Barnes-Jewish Hospital, The Washington University and others responsible because they allegedly failed to properly perform the surgery and failed to monitor post-surgical complications.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks damages of more than $25,000, plus costs of this action, and any further relief as the court deems proper and just. He is represented by Mark A. Cantor and Nathan W. Davis of Cantor Injury Law LLC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00422