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St. Louis Children's Hospital, others alleged to have failed to monitor child's tumor


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jul 2, 2018

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ST. LOUIS – The parents of a minor child allege a St. Louis hospital failed to monitor a tumor, causing the loss of her eye.

Gabrielle Hill, a minor, by and through her next friends and parents Brian and Carrie Hill, individually, filed a complaint on June 25 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against St. Louis Children's Hospital, The Washington University and Dr. Gregg Lueder alleging medical negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between 2015 and 2017, Gabrielle Hill was a patient of the defendants. They allege the defendants were negligent in the treatment of her left eye, which hemorrhaged and the retina detached. The suit states Gabrielle Hill eventually lost the eye and had to undergo systemic chemotherapy.

The plaintiffs hold St. Louis Children's Hospital, The Washington University and Lueder responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly monitor the tumor in her left eye.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in a fair and reasonable amount, plus costs. They are represented by Mary Coffey and Genevieve Nichols of Coffey & Nichols Attorneys at Law in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10612

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Washington UniversitySt. Louis Children's HospitalSt. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit CourtCoffey & Nichols Attorneys at Law

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