Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit transferred

An Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit that claims that a patient was not given appropriate anesthesia for a cesarean section has been transferred to another county.

The six-count complaint was filed October 29, 2014 by Kristina and Joseph Brand against St. Joseph’s Hospital, Southern Obstetrics & Gynecologic Associates and a doctor. According to the lawsuit, Kristina was a patient at the hospital and had a cesarean section performed in 2012, but was not given appropriate anesthesia. The lawsuit claims that the hospital did not inform the plaintiffs that the care provided by a certified registered nurse anesthetist was that of an alleged independent contractor. According to the suit, the plaintiffs relied on the hospital for care, rather than an independent contractor. The suit further claims that the hospital negligently failed to provide proper anesthesia, causing Kristina to experience extreme pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent damage and disfigurement.

In addition, the complaint alleges that Joseph Brand has been deprived of companionship, love, support, consortium and services from his wife, to which he was entitled.

On December 16, 2014 the plaintiffs moved to transfer the case from St. Clair County to Clinton County. Judge Vincent Lopinot granted the request the same day.

The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $75,000.

Paul Greenberg is a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. To learn more call 1.877.595.4878 or visit