Notice of deposition filed in suit alleging hospital neglected chest pain

David Yates Jan. 19, 2011, 4:28am

A certificate of discovery seeking to take the deposition of a physician was recently filed in a medical malpractice suit alleging a hospital neglected a patient's chest pain and caused his death.

As previously reported, in October 2009 Brooke Dumesnil filed suit against The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Iasis Healthcare Corp. and Dr. Mohammed Amirul Islam, alleging her father died after hospital staff failed to follow proper protocol for his chest pain.

In her suit, Dumesnil claims her father, Christopher Dumesnil, arrived at The Medical Center's emergency room around 11:21 p.m., July 31, 2007, with complaints of weakness and dizziness and with a history of hypotension.

Several hours later, he was seen by Dr. Islam, who ordered that Christopher's dual antiplatelet therapy - aspirin and Plavix - be discontinued, the complaint says.

He died two days later.

Through Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas, Brooke filed a certificate of discovery on Nov. 12 notifying the defense of Dugas' intent to take the oral deposition of Dr. Sudhir Alampur � a potential witness in the case.

Brooke is suing to recover funeral expenses, suffered mental anguish and lost her father's love, affection, companionship and society, the suit states.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. E185-053

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