Barnes-Jewish Hospital sued for alleged negligence

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Nov 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A patient is suing Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, et al, healthcare providers, citing alleged negligence.

Robert D. Stumb filed a complaint on Nov. 7, in the St. Louis Circuit Court, alleging the defendants failed to apply the knowledge and practice the skill and learning of qualified healthcare providers.

The plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 8, 2016, he underwent surgery that is known as the Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation and an aortic valve replacement under the care of defendants. 

Due to their alleged negligence, he suffered coronary sinus injury and had to undergo an amputation of a necrotic hand and feet after the operation, according to court documents.

The plaintiff holds Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, et al, responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently and carelessly performed surgery.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor for a sum greater than $25,000, with costs expended herein. He is represented by Stephen F. Meyerkord of Meyerkord & Meyerkord LLC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court Case number 1822-CC11583

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