On April 11, Wyoming Newman filed a lawsuit against Dr. Erwin Lo, Golden Triangle Neurocare, and Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Jefferson County District Court, Texas. Earlier this month, the woman submitted an expert report, as required by law, which she believes will help substantiate her claim of medical negligence. Medical malpractice attorneys say that the complaint alleges that the woman was left a quadriplegic after a spinal surgery performed by Dr. Lo.
Medical Negligence, Not Car Accident, May Have Led to Severe Disability
Following a car accident, Wyoming Newman went to visit Dr. Chavis, a neurosurgeon. The woman had an initial MRI and attorneys say that she was then sent to Dr. Erwin Lo, who performed spinal surgery on Newman in early 2009. According to the plaintiff’s complaint, the doctor failed to interpret the MRI results properly and instead of following Chavis’ recommendations, he performed a corpectomy. That procedure involves the removal of a portion of the vertebral body. When Newman woke up, she had no feeling in her legs and her arms felt extremely weak. A woman who sought medical attention for a car accident years earlier was left a quadriplegic about two years later. Newman is a tragic victim whose life will be forever changed due to medical negligence. Professionals say that these sorts of devastating cases occur far too often in operating rooms around the country. Although liability will be decided in a courtroom by a jury of these parties’ peers, Newman will not be able to walk out of that courtroom.
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