Med-mal brought for man’s sepsis death

David Yates Jan. 21, 2013, 12:08pm

A medical malpractice claim has been brought on behalf of a man who died from sepsis. 

Louise Holt, widow of John Holt, filed suit against Beaumont Healthcare Center-Lindbergh and Pinnacle Health Facilities of Texas on Jan. 15 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, John Holt was a patient under the care of the defendants. Beaumont Healthcare provided long-term home nursing care from November 2009 to Nov. 1, 2010.

“During the course of said treatment, John Edward Holt suffered the following injuries: death, attributable to: cardiopulmonary arrest due to sepsis,” the suit states.

The suit accuses the defendants of failing to recognize John Holt’s condition and consult a specialist in the field of infectious disease.

John Holt’s family is suing for their mental anguish, loss of relationship and exemplary damages.

They are represented by Brett Thomas of the Beaumont law firm Roebuck & Thomas.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D193-821

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