An emergency room physician and Heights-area hospital are being sued over claims they failed to detect a patient’s potentially life-threatening condition. Perrine Santoy filed a lawsuit on Dec. 28 in Harris County District Court against Ross K. Bauer, M.D., of Sugar Land, and Memorial Northwest Hospital, citing gross negligence. Santoy says on Dec. 22, 2009, a high fever, diarrhea, severe pain and vomiting caused her to be admitted to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, located at 1635 North Loop West in the Heights. According to the brief, Bauer released Santoy a only a few hours later. The suit alleges two days later, on Christmas Eve, Santoy underwent emergency surgery at a Louisiana hospital for a potentially life-threatening perforated viscus, hypotension and septis. Santoy is seeking damages and court costs. She is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Toni Sharretts.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-77346. This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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- Surgical errors
- Obstetric malpractice
- Birth and obstetric injuries
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Cosmetic surgery malpractice
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Emergency room malpractice
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