Man claims foot fracture misdiagnosed, sues doctors and hospital

Melody Dareing Jan. 20, 2014, 3:16pm

A Jefferson County man is suing the medical team handling his foot injury, alleging a misdiagnosis lead to permanent injury.

Jonathan Grubbs filed a lawsuit Jan. 10 in the Jefferson County District Court against Southeast Texas Imaging Group, Dr. Gustavo Padron, Dr. Craig De Lord and the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, citing medical negligence. 

According to the suit, Grubbs sustained an injury to his foot on Oct. 25, 2011, and X-rays were taken Nov. 1, 2011. Dr. Padron interpreted the X-ray films, the suit states.

The suit claims Dr. Padron said there were no severe fractures or dislocations and Grubb’s primary physicians approved Grubbs returning to full-duty at work.

Grubbs claims he continued to experience pain, and another image was taken at the Medical Center on Nov. 17, 2011.

The suit states that De Lord failed to find the fractures from that image, so Grubbs continued working full-duty.

However, fractures were later discovered by another doctor, according to the complaint, and Grubbs was fitted with a cast.

According to the suit, Grubbs lost his job as a consequence of his injury.

Grubbs is seeking damages in excess of the minimum requirements of the court, prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest, and court costs.

He is being represented by Craig Lewis of the Lewis Law Firm.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. EO195-119


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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