Medical malpractice suit filed against Dutchtown Medical Arts, others over man's overdose death

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri mother has filed suit against physicians, pharmacies and medical centers after her son's death from an accidental overdose.

Geralyn Ainsworth, individually and as the surviving mother of decedent Daniel T. Ainsworth, filed a complaint on Oct. 24 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Timothy Mahood, M.D.; Dutchtown Medical Arts, et al. alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, Daniel T. Ainsworth suffered from chronic low back pain that was the result of mild degenerative conditions and two car accidents. The suit states he began seeing Mahood in 2014 to manage the pain and Mahood placed him on narcotic pain medication. The plaintiff alleges Daniel Ainsworth became dependent upon and addicted to the opiate-based medications.

The suit states Daniel Ainsworth died April 25, 2016, from an accidental overdose from the medications.

The plaintiff holds Mahood, Dutchtown Medical Arts, et al. responsible because Mahood allegedly over-prescribed opioids to Daniel Ainsworth and failed to assess him for dependency or addiction and Dutchtown Medical Arts allegedly failed to monitor Mahood's prescription of opioid pain medication.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $25,000, costs and all further relief deemed just. She is represented by John G. Simon, Timothy M. Cronin and John M. Simon of The Simon Law Firm PC in St. Louis.

St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11490

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