Wrongful death suit filed against Beaumont physician

David Yates Feb. 3, 2011, 3:44am


The family of Judy Gregory has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the physician who last treated her, claiming the doctor failed to properly diagnose her condition.

Representing Gregory's estate, Jill Clauson, along with Sarah and Geoffrey Gregory, filed suit against Dr. Ezea Ede on Jan. 28 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on March 16, Gregory was admitted to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas with complaints of chest pain and treated by Dr. Ede.

"Despite abnormal EKG readings, Gregory was discharged home with a cursory diagnosis of arthritis, acute bronchitis, chest wall pain and hypokalemia," the suit states.

"Within nine hours of (being discharged), Gregory was found dead in her home having suffered a fatal dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm."

The suit continues by alleging Dr. Ede negligently failed to admit Gregory for continuous cardiac monitoring and diagnose her condition, proximately causing her death.

The plaintiffs are seeking all wrongful and survival damages allowable under law.

They are represented by attorney Randall Sorrels of the Houston law firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E189-256

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