Woman sues Altus Healthcare for alleged injury during imaging

David Yates Aug. 1, 2012, 9:44am

Alleging she was injured during an imaging scan two years ago, Beaumont resident Charlene Goudeau has filed suit against Clarus Imaging and Altus Healthcare Management.

The suit was filed July 25 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on July 27, 2010, Goudeau was injured at Clarus Imaging Center in Beaumont during or before the imaging. However, the suit does not state how exactly Goudeau was injured, nor does the suit describe her injury.

The suit only accuses the defendants' technicians and/or nurses of medical negligence in failing to start an intravenous line and in providing treatment afterward.

"The inappropriate care provided to plaintiff was a proximate cause of severe personal injuries," the suit states.

The defendants are accused of breaching the standard of care.

On top of exemplary damages, the plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and disfigurement, plus all court costs.

The plaintiff is asking the court to declare Texas medical malpractice caps unconstitutional.

Beaumont attorney Kenneth Lewis of Bush Lewis represents her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A192-728

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