ST. LOUIS – A Barnes-Jewish Hospital patient alleges part of his tongue is paralyzed after a surgery at the hospital.
Darrell Hall and Summer Hall filed a complaint on Aug. 22 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Barnes-Jewish Hospital, The Washington University, et al. alleging medical negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Sept. 1, 2016, Darrell Hall was a patient of defendants and was intubated before undergoing surgery. He alleges the defendants negligently created and allowed undue pressure on his tongue, which caused paralysis of the left side of his tongue.
Summer Hall, his wife, alleges she suffered loss of society, love and companionship of her husband as a result of the defendants' actions.
The plaintiffs seek judgment in their favor in a fair and reasonable amount, plus costs. They are represented by Genevieve Nichols and Mary Coffey of Coffey & Nichols Attorneys at Law in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11042