Doctor non-suited in drug allergy case

David Yates Jun. 15, 2011, 5:51am

Plaintiff Laura Laday recently non-suited a physician she claimed prescribed her a drug that caused an allergic reaction.

As previously reported, in June 2009 Laday filed her suit, in which she says she went to the Fannett Medical Center on May 23, 2007, for lower back pain, swelling of her feet and body aches.

She was treated by defendants Dr. John Arthur Trinh and Dr. Rogelio D. Mendoza, who prescribed Bactrim D.S., a sulfa drug. Laday had a "well-documented" allergy to sulfa drugs, the suit claims.

On April 21 Laday filed a notice of non-suit, requesting that Dr. Trinh be dismissed with prejudice.

That same day, Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, granted the request.

As a result of the prescription, Laday claims she suffered a severe allergic reaction to the Bactrim and experienced severe physical impairment and disfigurement and a deterioration of her physical and mental condition, the complaint says.

She is suing for exemplary damages.

Brian D. Sutton, Joseph N. Jannise Jr. and Stephanie H. Harris of Sutton and Jacobs in Beaumont represent her.

Stafford attorney James Edwards represented the defendant.

Case No. E184-233

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