Barnes-Jewish Hospital patient alleges she suffered left eye injury during surgery

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A patient alleges that her eye was injured during a surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Susan Renee Smith filed a complaint on Oct. 2 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against the defendants Barnes-Jewish Hospital, The Washington University and Dr. Molly A. McCormick alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 28, 2016, she was under the defendants' care for the replacement of her spinal cord stimulator. She alleges while she was under anesthesia, she sustained a left corneal abrasion and that she has suffered eye pain and vision-related problems since.

The plaintiff holds Barnes-Jewish Hospital, The Washington University and McCormick responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently allowed her eyes to be exposed to hazards during the procedure and failed to treat her injured eye in a timely manner.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $25,000, plus costs, expenses and all further relief as the court deems proper and just. She is represented by John G. Simon, Kevin M. Carnie Jr. and Patrick R. McPhail of The Simon Law Firm PC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11345

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