Patient alleges amputation result of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, others' failure to provide adequate after care

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 9, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A patient alleges the failure of medical facilities to provide adequate after-care resulted in an above-the-knee amputation.

Henderson N. Faulkner filed a complaint on Sept. 29 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Barnes-Jewish Hospital, The Washington University, et al. alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 7, 2016, he underwent a lateral gastrocnemius rotational flap with skin-thickness grafting and exchange of his antibiotic rod surgical procedure performed by defendants. The suit states he attended follow-up appointments on Sept. 16 and Sept. 30, 2016, but after the Sept. 30 appointment, the defendants failed to schedule his next appointment until late November/early December.

He alleges as a result of the breach of the standard of care, he suffered a post-surgery infection that resulted in the above-the-right-knee amputation.

The plaintiff holds Barnes-Jewish Hospital, The Washington University, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate after-care post-surgery within the acceptable standard of medical care.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in a fair and reasonable amount of more than $25,000, plus costs, attorney's fees and such other relief as the court deemed just and proper. He is represented by Troy R. Penny of Penny Law LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11326

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