Robert Moton, Sr. died after undergoing an unsuccessful elective thoracotomy
to remove a benign tumor from his right lung, leading to a malpractice
suit by his family. Moton's oxygen levels had dropped dramatically
and he went into cardiac arrest. His family settled their St. Louis City
medical malpractice suit with the anesthesiologist's practice for
$400,000 after six trial days. The settlements with all medical provider
defendants totaled $1,300,000.
John G. Simon