Man claims pressure ulcer caused by physical therapy, sues Baptist Hospital

By David Yates | Mar 9, 2011

Alleging a piece of physical therapy equipment caused him to develop a pressure ulcer, Bobby Foxworth filed suit against Memorial Herman Baptist Beaumont Hospital.

The suit was filed March 7 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Dec. 22, 2008, Foxworth was admitted to Baptist Hospital for a total right knee replacement. Rehabilitation began four days later.

"During his time in the hospital, Foxworth developed a pressure ulcer in the right Achilles area from a continuous passive motion machine that was being used for physical therapy," the suit states.

"Defendant continued to use this machine even after Foxworth informed them it was causing him pain."

Foxworth alleges the hospital and its nurses and employees were negligent in his care.

He is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Houston attorney Craig Lewis represents him.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A189-555

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