Patient files negligence suit against SSM-SLUH, doctor over stroke

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis woman alleges she suffered a stroke during a medical procedure she claims was not necessary.

Irma Watson filed a complaint on Jan. 24 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against SSM-SLUH Inc., Dr. Randall Edgell, et al. alleging medical negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was admitted to St. Louis University Hospital on Nov. 15, 2017, with slurred speech and confusion. The suit states on Nov. 22, 2017, she underwent cerebral angiogram and attempted cervical carotid stenting performed by defendant Edgell at St. Louis University Hospital. The plaintiff alleges she suffered a stroke resulting in paralysis during the procedure.

The plaintiff alleges the procedure was not necessary and presented a too high risk of a stroke and the defendants failed to provide proper nursing and radiographic care to her.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in a fair and reasonable amount of more than $25,000, plus costs and all other relief deemed proper and just. She is represented by Timothy J. Phillips of Law Office of Timothy J. Phillips in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1922cc178

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