David Yates Oct. 29, 2012, 3:15pm

Potential jurors went home early Monday, as a medical-malpractice case brought by Anathasia Guidry, who sued several area medical providers claiming a botched kidney biopsy kept her hospitalized for months, settled before the trial could get underway.

As previously reported, the complaint was filed Jan. 14, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court. The defendants listed in the suit included Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Radiology Group, Dr. Ben Sueoka and Dr. George Aydelott.

The case was set to go to trial on Oct. 29. However, a courthouse official told the Southeast Texas Record that the parties reached a settlement.

According to the suit, on Nov. 3, 2008, Guidry underwent a kidney biopsy performed by Dr. Sueoka, who allegedly caused a bile leak and right perineal hematoma during the procedure.

Dr. Aydelott preformed an ultrasound-guided paracentesis a week later, which punctured Guidry’s right inferior epigastric artery, she alleges.

“The conduct of Dr. Sueoka and Dr. Aydelott created multiple serious complications requiring extended medical care and treatment, and eventual transfer to a … Houston hospital where Guidry remained hospitalized for several months,” the suit states.

“She continues to have significant disability as a result of the negligence of these doctors.”

Guidry was suing for her mental anguish, impairment, medical expenses and lost wages. Her husband Ronnie, also a plaintiff in the suit, was suing for loss of consortium.

Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas represents the plaintiffs.

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

Case No. A189-175

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