Woman alleges she was burned by cauterizer during procedure at St. Louis facility

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Apr 27, 2018

ST. LOUIS – An Illinois woman alleges she was burned during a surgery at a facility in St. Louis.

Kelsey Johnson filed a complaint on April 16 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Dr. Richard Lehman, US Center for Sports Medicine and Webster Ambulatory Surgery Center LP alleging medical negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 9, 2016, she underwent left knee arthroscopy with ACL reconstruction and patella tendon repair performed by defendant Lehman. The suit states that Lehman or another employee of the defendants burned the plaintiff on her calf with a cauterizer during the surgery.

The plaintiff alleges she was caused medical expenses, disfigurement and mental anguish as a result.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount of more than $25,000, plus costs of this suit. She is represented by Samantha S. Unsell of Keefe, Keefe & Unsell PC in Belleville, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00770

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