A Beaumont judge has denied a defendant doctor’s objections to expert reports submitted in a medical malpractice claim.
In April, Taryn Stevens filed suit against Dr. Khalid Kayani and Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital, alleging one of her ovaries was removed during surgery without her consent.
On Aug. 6, Dr. Kayani objected to Stevens’ expert reports, calling them “conclusory and speculative,” court papers say.
Under Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil code, plaintiffs are required to submit expert reports when filing medical malpractice claims.
A hearing on the matter has held on Thursday, Sept. 6 in Judge Bob Wortham’s 58th District Court.
A court official told the Southeast Texas Record that the judge denied the objection, allowing the claim to continue.
The lawsuit alleges that on Jan. 26, 2010, Dr. Kayani performed a myomectomy on Stevens at Baptist Hospital to remove uterine fibroids.
“During the course of the procedure defendant Kayani removed plaintiff’s left ovary … without consent,” the suit states.
The suit faults the defendants for negligently removing the ovary without consent.
Stevens is suing for her alleged past and future mental anguish, medical expenses and impairment.
Houston attorney Christopher Wilsher represents her.
Dr. Kayani is represented by Gregory Myers, attorney for the Houston law firm Myers Doyle.
Case No. A192-264