Fall 2014 trial set in med-mal over man’s sepsis death

David Yates Nov. 1, 2013, 12:55pm

A fall 2014 trial has been slated in a medical malpractice claim brought on behalf of a man who died from sepsis. 

As previously reported, 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.

On Sept. 11 a docket control order was entered in the case, court records show.

The order calls for the discovery period to end May 30. The case itself has been placed on the court’s September 2014 trial docket.

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.

Brett Thomas of the Beaumont law firm Roebuck & Thomas represents them.

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

Case No. D193-821

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