ST. LOUIS – A woman has filed a wrongful death suit against several health care providers after her father's 2016 death.
Cynthia Ross, individually and as personal representative of the estate of William Lewis Jr., deceased, filed a complaint on March 26 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Bethesda Long Term Care Inc., et al. alleging wrongful death.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in April 2016, Lewis began treatment with the defendants for injuries he sustained from a motor vehicle accident. As a result of defendants' alleged negligence, his skin damage and pressure ulcers continued to develop and worsen until he became septic. He died on June 28, 2016, the suit states.
The plaintiff holds Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Bethesda Long Term Care Inc., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to detect and treat decedent's skin breakdown and failed to properly assess and prevent the development of decedent's pressure ulcers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount exceeding the jurisdictional limits of the court and for costs expended in this action. She is represented by M. Graham Dobbs of Gray, Ritter & Graham PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00603