ST. LOUIS – A man alleges a walker he was given while a patient at a St. Louis hospital after a surgery broke while in use and caused him to fall.
Jordan Cherrick and Lorraine Cherrick filed a complaint on Nov. 8 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Barnes-Jewish Hospital alleging medical negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Dec. 28, 2016, Jordan Cherrick underwent right total knee arthroplasty performed at defendant Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He alleges he was provided a wheeled walker to use at the hospital and when he was using it to walk to the bathroom, it broke and caused him to fall and injure the surgical and operative site.
Loraine Cherrick alleges she suffered loss of service and companionship of her husband as a result of his fall.
The plaintiffs holds Barnes-Jewish Hospital responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide adequate assistance to prevent him from falling and failed to follow their own policies and procedures in assisting and transferring patients.
The plaintiffs seek damages of more than $25,000, plus costs, interest and all further relief as the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by John S. Wallach and Bruce J. Weingart of Law Office of John S. Wallach PC in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11601