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Med Mal suit filed after staph infection is left untreated

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Alton Memorial Hospital, Dr. John Wueller, and Dr. Christopher Cruz are being sued after they failed to treat a patient for a staph infection, resulting in his death. Jeffery Monroe was rushed to the emergency room in 2006 when he began to have chest pains, stiff neck, headache, and high temperatures.

Jeffrey’s wife, Sandra Monroe, informed the doctors of all of Jeffrey’s existing medical conditions, such as being a diabetic. After several tests, the doctors diagnosed the patient with the flu and pneumonia and perscribed him antibotics accordingly. Sandra claims that the medical staff discovered that Jeffrey actually was suffering from a staph infection and did nothing to alert the Monroes that he needed additional medical attention.

Jeffrey’s wife claims in the lawsuit that it took the doctor’s so long to diagnose the staph infection that by the time they had decided the proper diagnosis for Jeffrey, the infection had become severe and ultimately took his life.

The Monroe is suing for the lost services, companionship, guidance, and support of Jeffrey. They are seeking damages in the excess of $150,000.

For more information, contact the Lake Geneva Medical Malpractice Lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®