Texas City woman's botched knee replacement results in litigation

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Feb. 18, 2013, 3:28pm

GALVESTON - Texas City resident Eva T. Warren has filed suit against Dr. Ian Reynolds and the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center over a reportedly unsuccessful procedure on her knee. 

A lawsuit filed Feb. 11 in Galveston County District Court states that three operations performed on the plaintiff's right knee at CLRMC worsened the pain of which she complained.

Warren's husband is a co-plaintiff in the case.

Court papers explain that the complainant went to Reynolds because her insurance carrier refused her choice of doctor.

A total right knee replacement was conducted at CLRMC on Dec. 14, 2010, which the suit asserts "did not go as planned."

According to the original petition, Warren incurred fractures during the operation though her spouse was told afterwards she went into surgery with a broken tibia.

Warren shows she continued to have "immense" pain and her condition "was not improving," stating she subsequently underwent additional procedures.

Her first choice for a surgeon revealed to her in April 2011 that the replacement "left her with an unstable knee, was improperly aligned and held in with a bunch of cement."

"She did not receive the care and treatment she deserved while at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and her condition deteriorated to the point that her next best option may be amputation," the suit says.

Consequently, Warren seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Attorney Roy L. Warren with The Law Firm of Roy L. Warren in San Marcos is representing Warren and her husband.

Case No. 13-CV-199

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