Patient files malpractice suit against Barnes Jewish Hospital, others

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 20, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A patient alleges the negligence of several physicians and medical facilities led to him losing the ability to walk.

Robert Marshall Sigel filed a complaint on Sept. 7 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, et al. alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between July 2016 and January 2017, he sought and received medical treatment from defendants. He alleges he had "questionable procedures(s) performed" that were recommended, and that these procedures "led to collapsed ventricles, which led to the bilateral subdural hematomas, which led to nonconvulsive status epilepticus, which led to left frontal lobe damage," the suit states. He alleges he has lost the ability to walk and now lives in a skilled nursing facility.

The plaintiff holds Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, et al. responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently withheld pertinent medical information, falsified medical records and failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed his condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks economic and non-economic damages and punitive damages in an amount appropriate to defendants' actions. He is presented by Paula Sigel, his power of attorney.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11175

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