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Patient seeks damages from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, doctor over alleged surgery injuries

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By Lhalie Castillo | Jul 30, 2018

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ST. LOUIS – An Illinois man alleges he needed additional surgery because of the negligence of a physician at a St. Louis hospital.

Craig Earl filed a complaint on July 13 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Neill Wright MD, Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 11, 2016, he underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion performed by defendant Neill at Barnes Jewish Hospital. As a result of defendants' alleged negligence, he claims his condition deteriorated and he was diagnosed with a wound hematoma that required surgical intervention.

The plaintiff holds Wright, Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to perform his surgery in a reasonably safe manner and failed to monitor his condition during surgery.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs and all further relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by J. Michael Weilmuenster of Weilmuenster & Keck PC in Belleville, Illinois.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10755

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Washington UniversitySt. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit CourtWeilmuenster & KeckBarnes Jewish Hospital