Bi-State Development driver files suit against doctor over workers' compensation claim

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis County woman alleges a doctor and her employer conspired to deprive her of workers' compensation benefits.

Roxanne Wells-Williams filed a complaint on March 28 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Dr. William C. Wetzel citing Missouri's workers' compensation laws.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug, 23, 2015, she was injured while in the course and scope of her employment with Metro, doing business as Bi-State Development, as a bus driver. The suit states she was examined after the incident and was diagnosed with cervical strain, strain of upper arm and other injuries and prescribed medications.

She alleges on Aug. 26, 2015, Wetzel examined her, told her to stop taking the medications and released her to go back to work with no restrictions. She alleges was terminated on Sept. 9, 2015, over allegations that her injuries were unfounded.

The plaintiff holds Wetzel responsible because the defendant allegedly wrongfully and fraudulently conspired with Bi-State to refuse to afford her rights under Missouri's workers' compensation laws.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual, compensatory and punitive damages, costs of court, attorney fees and all other relief that are just and proper. She is represented by Vincent A. Banks III and Eric Kendall Banks, both in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00613

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