A medical malpractice lawsuit that alleged screws were improperly placed and breached the patient’s spinal canal has been removed from court.
According to court documents, Fernando Calverese and Diane Calverese filed a lawsuit on August 31st against St. Louis University after having received medical care and treatment for an unspecified condition in October of 2014.
The plaintiffs allege that the hospital was negligent in performing a surgery when pedical screws were improperly placed and breached the spinal canal at multiple levels. In addition, the plaintiffs are also alleging that the defendant inappropriately used unnecessary hardware, failed to recognize neurological impairment post-operatively and failed to diagnose breached pedical screws resulting in neurological impairment.
St. Louis University filed a notice of removal to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on October 9th through their legal counsel.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $50,000 plus court costs. The defendant in the case argues that since the amount will probably exceed $50,000 and diversity of citizenship exists, the motion for removal is proper.
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