Woman alleges negligence of St. Louis doctor caused need for revision surgery

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Aug 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges she needed revision surgery because of the negligence of a physician.

Cheryl Kelley and Dixon Kelley filed a complaint on Aug. 7 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Gabriela Espinosa MD, St Louis University and SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 8, 2016, and June 5, 2017, Cheryl Kelley underwent ptosis repair surgery on both eyelids performed by defendant Espinoza. She alleges she underwent a revision surgery on her right eye by a different physician in May.

The plaintiffs holds Espinosa, St Louis University and SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital responsible because Espinosa allegedly carelessly performed the surgery on her left eye, resulting in asymmetry, and allegedly carelessly performed surgery on her right eye, which caused decreased vision.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in plaintiffs favor in a fair and reasonable amount exceeding $25,000 for each of them, plus punitive damages and costs. They are represented by Michael T. Flachs Jr., Phillip A. Cervantes and Jennifer Suttmoeller of Cervantes & Associates in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC10928

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