Podiatrists dismissed from wrongful death litigation

David Yates Dec. 7, 2010, 7:00am

A wrongful death complaint filed against two podiatrists and their practice has been dismissed with prejudice

In March, Debra Llanes sued on behalf of her late daughter, Mary Guidroz, who began receiving care from defendants Debra J. Lusk, Neil A. Burrell and Podiatry Associates of Southeast Texas on Jan. 29, 2008.

Guidroz continued to receive treatment from them until May 2008. During that time, Llanes alleged the defendants failed to provide Guidroz with proper and adequate health care by failing to assess and treat her condition and prescribe proper medications, court records show.

On Oct. 28, Llanes filed a motion for non-suit with prejudice, asserting that she no longer wished to prosecute her claims.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, granted the motion the following day.

Llanes was suing for the loss of her daughter's emotional and financial support, care, counsel, advice, nurture, guidance, affection, happiness and "anticipation of all the pleasures and strengths that a child can provide to her parent," the suit states.

Paul S. Jacobs of The Jacobs Law Firm in Houston represented her.

The defendants were represented by attorney Carl Rapier of the Dawson, Ryan & Dawson law firm.

Case No. A186-301

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