Defendants non-suited in physician assault suit

David Yates Mar. 25, 2013, 3:55pm

Defendants have been non-suited from a lawsuit alleging a patient was assaulted by the physician she sought treatment from. 

As previously reported, Bridge City resident Aletha Jackson filed suit against Dr. Pradip Morbia and Gulf Coast Cardiology Group on April 14, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, claiming she was assaulted during an exam two years ago.

Court records show that on Jan. 8, Jackson filed a motion for non-suit, stating she no longer wished to pursue her claims against the defendants.

That same day, Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, granted the motion, dismissing the defendants with prejudice.

The lawsuit alleges that on May 1, 2009, Dr. Morbia examined Jackson and allegedly assaulted her.

The suit does not state what treatment Jackson was seeking, how the alleged assault and battery was committed or what type of injuries Jackson suffered.

The plaintiff was seeking exemplary damages.

Beaumont attorney Brian Sutton of Sutton & Jacobs represents her.

Case No. D189-782

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