Moline woman sues medical groups


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 10:55 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
A Moline woman has filed a wrongful death suit against several area doctors and medical service providers, claiming her 70-year-old husband died Feb. 7, 2011 as the result of botched medical treatment.

Janet Woods filed the suit Wednesday in Rock Island County Circuit Court on behalf of her husband, Stanley Woods, who died at Trinity, Rock Island, after suffering an infection and septic shock from a lumbar epidural steroid injection given to him in January, 2011, the suit states.

Mrs. Woods has requested more than $50,000 in damages.

The suit lists the defendants as Dr. Timothy J. Miller, Dr. Michael A. Turner, Dr. Jeffrey F. Fullenkamp, Dr. R. Scott Collins, Dr. Mirza O. Baig, ORA Orthopedics, Quad City Ambulatory Surgery Center, Trinity Medical Center, and Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, LLC.

"As with any legal action filed against Trinity, we will review the allegations and respond appropriately," hospital spokeswoman Erin Lounsberry said in an email response. Other defendants could not be reached for comment.

The doctors are accused of hastily allowing Mr. Woods' steroid injection in January, 2011, without first taking his complete medical history oreducating him on the associated risks of the treatment.

The lawsuit claims that doctors performed the procedure negligently, including not using the "proper sterile technique" and not taking into consideration that Mr. Woods had a high temperature at the time.

Because of this, the suit states that Mr. Woods sustained several medical problems including, "an epidural infection and abscess, diskitis, osteomyelitis,sepsis, septic shock..."

Doctors failed to "perform proper surgical intervention"or suggest further treatment for several of the post-operative conditions during Mr. Woods' subsequent medical visits in January and February, the suit contends.

That not only caused the patient's death, but caused his family to acquire costly medical bills and funeral expenses, the lawsuit claims.

The also lists several respondents in discovery, who possibly could be named as defendants in the suit later on, including: Dr. Edward A. Connolly, Shannon Crowley Johnson, Dr. Kelsey Moran, Trinity Visiting Nurse and Homecare Association and Advanced Radiology S.C.

















 




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1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
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