Jefferson County woman alleges medical negligence at UT Medical Galveston branch

Kasey Schefflin-Emrich Aug. 28, 2015, 1:44pm


A Jefferson County woman is suing a University of Texas medical branch, alleging she suffered injuries while under the care of a nurse at a Galveston healthcare facility and unit of government.

Cedra Gobert filed a lawsuit July 29 in Galveston County District Court against The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, doing business as UTMB and UTMB Healthcare Systems Inc., alleging medical negligence.

According to the complaint, Gobert was pregnant when she sought medical attention at the defendant's facility May 15. The suit states a nurse improperly started an I.V. on the dorsal aspect of Gobert's left land which caused her intense pain. Gobert alleges the nurse breached the standard of care and was negligent in her actions.

Gobert seeks damages for physical pain, mental anguish, physical impairment and disfigurement, and medical expenses, plus cost courts and other relief deemed appropriate by the court. She is represented by attorney Craig Lewis of The Lewis Law Firm in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 15-CV-0780.

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