ST. LOUIS – A woman is seeking damages from a physician and two medical entities over allegations her diaphragm was paralyzed during a surgery.
Kristin Jones filed a complaint on Jan. 8 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Barnes Jewish Hospital, The Washington University and Dr. Robert W. Thompson alleging medical malpractice.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 23, 2017, she underwent paraclavicular decompression with subclavian vein patch angioplasty performed by Thompson. After surgery and continuing to the present, the plaintiff alleges she persistently experiences shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing. She alleges her diaphragm was paralyzed during the surgery and it and her ability to breathe has been permanently injured.
The plaintiff holds Barnes Jewish Hospital, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to spare the phrenic nerve during surgery and negligently severed her nerves, paralyzing her diaphragm.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages in of more than $25,000 from the defendants, plus costs and all other relief as the court 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 1922cc0072