Woman alleges The Washington University, others' incorrect diagnosis led to amputation

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 17, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Lincoln County woman alleges her finger was amputated because of an incorrect medical diagnosis.

ST. LOUIS – A Lincoln County woman alleges her finger was amputated because of an incorrect medical diagnosis.

Lisa Hill filed a complaint on May 7 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against The Washington University, et al. alleging medical negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 28, 2016, she underwent a punch biopsy of a lesion on her right index finger that was diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma. The suit states the finger was amputated a month later and that the plaintiff later learned the diagnosis was incorrect.

The plaintiff holds The Washington University, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently failed to diagnose the actual condition, pyoderma gangrenosum, affecting her right index finger and failed to submit the biopsy specimen to a second opinion by a qualified pathology prior to amputation.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants of more than $25,000, plus costs of court. She is represented by Thomas J. Lech and Daniel W. Farroll of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli PC in Edwardsville, Illinois.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00927

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