Trial over botched kidney biopsy set for March

By David Yates | Sep 19, 2011

A March 2012 trial has been slated in medical-malpractice case brought by Anathasia Guidry, who sued several area medical providers claiming a botched kidney biopsy kept her hospitalized for months.

The defendants listed in the suit include Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Radiology Group, Dr. Ben Sueoka and Dr. George Aydelott.

On July 15 a discovery control plan order was entered in the case, calling for all discovery to be completed by Dec. 16.

If the parties fail to mediate the matter before Feb. 1, 2012, the case will go to trial the following month.

According to the complaint, filed Jan. 14 in Jefferson County District Court, on Nov. 3, 2008, Guidry underwent a kidney biopsy performed by Dr. Sueoka, who allegedly caused a bile leak and right perineal hematoma during the procedure.

Dr. Aydelott preformed an ultrasound-guided paracentesis a week later, which punctured Guidry's right inferior epigastric artery, she alleges.

"The conduct of Dr. Sueoka and Dr. Aydelott created multiple serious complications requiring extended medical care and treatment, and eventual transfer to a ... Houston hospital where Guidry remained hospitalized for several months," the suit states.

"She continues to have significant disability as a result of the negligence of these doctors."

Guidry is suing for her mental anguish, impairment, medical expenses and lost wages. Her husband Ronnie, also a plaintiff in the suit, is suing for loss of consortium.

Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas represents the plaintiffs.

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

Case No. A189-175

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