• As lawsuits around MRSA outbreak piled up, Tri-State Discomfort Institute, operator Joseph Thomas, M.D., filed for personal bankruptcy in 2020
  • Clinic and Thomas have submitted Chapter 11 reorganization plans, which clarify how they will pay out collectors
  • Clinic remains in business, and is expected to continue on to run throughout bankruptcy

A well-known Erie pain expert is making sweeping modifications to his exercise and own holdings as he carries on to deal with the financial aftermath of a significant-scale MRSA outbreak at his clinic three years ago.

Yet another extremely infectious disease — COVID-19 — is also to blame, in accordance to newly submitted bankruptcy information.

Joseph M. Thomas, M.D., founder and owner of the Tri-Condition Ache Institute, is offering his 31,784-square-foot office creating in Millcreek Township, relocating his clinic to a considerably smaller location in the township and preparing to promote a lot of of his personalized assets, which includes his million-greenback home on South Shore Drive in Erie and an art collection worth an approximated $300,000.

The planned liquidations are crucial aspects of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plans for Thomas personally and the Tri-State Pain Institute, which continues to be in company. Lawyers filed the plans in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Erie on Thursday.

The clinic’s present-day web-site is 2374 Village Popular Travel, off Zuck Street and north of Interchange Highway. The building is envisioned to provide for at minimum $3.15 million, in accordance to the new bankruptcy filings. The proposed sale was introduced in a lawful advertisement in the Erie Situations-News on Monday.

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