ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges she could have avoided an amputation if a medical facility had properly diagnosed her medical issue.
Virginia Savage filed a complaint on Aug. 29 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University alleging medical malpractice.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in early 2016, she injured her right great toe and came under the care of defendants. The suit states the toe injury was the cause of a circulatory problem and a blood clot resulted, leading to a below-the-knee amputation of her left leg on June 24, 2016.
The plaintiff alleges she was told by attending physicians that if Barnes Jewish Hospital had timely diagnosed and treated the blood clot, the amputation could have been avoided.
The plaintiff holds Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University responsible because the defendants allegedly misdiagnosed her injury as arthritis and failed to timely diagnose and treat the circulatory issues.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000, plus costs. She is represented by Eugene H. Fahrenkrog Jr. in Clayton.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11108