Patient alleges UT-Galveston Medical Branch, doctor left him partially deaf

Molly English-Bowers Dec. 18, 2015, 1:28pm


GALVESTON -- A Galveston County man is suing a hospital and a doctor, alleging a botched medical procedure left him partially deaf.

Glen Davis filed a lawsuit Nov. 12 in Galveston County District Court against Dr. James Hunderup and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 13, 2013, Davis went to the emergency room of UT-Galveston Medical Branch complaining of pain in his left ear. Seeing built-up ear wax, Hunderup performed a water irrigation on the plaintiff's left ear, the suit says. 

According to the suit, excess water pressure tore the plaintiff's tympanic membrane, necessitating surgery Dec. 10, 2013. The suit says the defendants forced the plaintiff to undergo surgery, leaving him with partial hearing loss and constant tinnitus.

The suit seeks compensation for past and future medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, past and future mental anguish, and past and future physical impairment.

Davis seeks damages of at least $250,000, a trial by jury, plus court costs and attorney fees. He is represented by attorney Gregory Allen of Houston.

Galveston County District Court Case number 15-CV-1204

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