ST. LOUIS – The parents of an adult man allege they incurred medical bills and needed to provide more intensive care after their son developed pressure sores during a hospital stay.
Angela and Clayton Tefteller, individually and as appointed guardians for Dalton Tefteller, a disabled adult, filed a complaint on Jan. 8 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and St. Louis University, doing business as SLUCare, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, Dalton Tefteller was a patient of the defendants from Jan. 10 to Jan. 14, 2017, for hip surgery. The suit states Dalton Tefteller developed bilateral stage three pressure injuries to his heels, which eventually required surgery, during his hospital stay.
The plaintiffs hold SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and SLUCare responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to use adequate precautions and treatment to prevent excessive pressure on Dalton Tefteller's heels.
The plaintiffs seek damages in a fair and reasonable amount, plus costs. They are represented by Mary Coffey of Coffey & Nichols Attorneys at Law in St. Louis.
St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc0068