January 24th, 2013
The wife a former resident of a nursing home in Beaumont, Texas filed a medical malpractice lawsuit last week on behalf of her husband who suffered a fatal illness from sepsis.
Louise Holt, the spouse of John Holt, filed a medical malpractice suit in the Jefferson County District Court in Beaumont, against both Beaumont Healthcare Center in Lindbergh, and Pinnacle Healthcare Facilities of Texas.
John was a resident and a patient at the Beaumont Healthcare Center in Lindbergh from November of 2009 to November 2010. During this time period, the defendants allegedly failed to provide him with the standard, necessary, and proper medical care when they failed to recognize his dire health condition in a timely manner. As a result, John was never referred to a medical specialist that deals with the sepsis disease, which according the lawsuit, ultimately resulted in his untimely death.
“During the course of said treatment, John Edward Holt suffered the following injuries: death, attributable to: cardiopulmonary arrest due to sepsis,” Holt’s Texas nursing home abuse attorney stated in the lawsuit.
Louis Holt is suing for medical damages, the loss of a relationship with her husband, and mental and emotional suffering. There was no indication of the amount of damages in which Holt is seeking in the lawsuit. However, the state of Texas allows plaintiffs to file for up to $250,000 for an individual doctor, and up to $250,00 for a hospital, with a total cap of $500,000.
Although medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits vary according to state, Texas follows the medical negligence law, which states that a doctor and/or professional healthcare providers must adhere to the standard “duty of care.” If healthcare professionals violate the standard care procedures, it constitutes for a valid reason for victims to file for damages.