The family of a Jefferson County man is suing over claims his death was caused by pressure ulcers sustained in a hospital.

Johnetta Londow, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Joseph Londow, deceased, Joetta Elizabeth Parker and Kathy Elaine Londow filed a lawsuit Nov. 6, 2014, in Jefferson County District Court against The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Senior Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center and Senior Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center Inc., citing wrongful death.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 11, 2012, Joseph Londow was admitted to The Medical Center of Southeast Texas after suffering a stroke, and due to the negligence of staff he subsequently developed pressure ulcers. The complaint states Londow was transferred to a rehabilitation center but the pressure ulcers were so severe, he required another hospitalization at the defendant hospital before being moved Nov. 12, 2012, to the defendant rehabilitation center, where his ulcers worsened and contributed to his death by sepsis Jan. 10, 2013.

The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Craig Lewis of The Lewis Law Firm in Houston.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D-196374

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