Scheduling order entered in med-mal

David Yates Dec. 15, 2011, 9:21am


The family of the late Judy Gregory and defendant Dr. Ezea have agreed on a scheduling order in the litigation, slating a September trial for the case.

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

The plaintiffs claim Dr. Ede, the physician who last treated Gregory, failed to properly diagnose her condition.

Court records show that on Nov. 14 an agreed scheduling order and discovery control plan was entered in the case, setting the case for trial on Sept. 24, 2012, if the parties fail to mediate the litigation.

The order also calls that the case be mediated on or before June 24, 2012.

According to the lawsuit, on March 16, 2010, Gregory was admitted to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas with complaints of chest pain and was 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 alleges.

"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.

Dr. Ede is represented by Fort Worth attorney John McChristian Jr.

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

Case No. E189-256

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