Doc dismissed from med-mal

by David Yates |
Sep. 21, 2012, 12:10pm

A doctor who was sued last January has been dismissed from a wrongful death medical malpractice case.

Representing Judy Gregory‘s estate, plaintiff Jill Clausen, along with plaintiffs Sarah and Geoffrey Gregory, filed suit against Dr. Ezea Ede on Jan. 28, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

The plaintiffs claim Dr. Ede, the physician who last treated Gregory, failed to properly diagnose her condition.

Court records show that on Aug. 27 Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, dismissed the claims against Dr. Ede with prejudice, giving the plaintiff the right to re-file.

The order states the Clausen no longer wishes to pursue her claims against Dr. Ede.

According to the lawsuit, on March 16, 2010, Gregory was admitted to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas with complaints of chest pain and treated by Dr. Ede.

“Despite abnormal EKG readings, Gregory was discharged home with a cursory diagnosis of arthritis, acute bronchitis, chest wall pain and hypokalemia,” the suit states.

“Within nine hours of (being discharged), Gregory was found dead in her home having suffered a fatal dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm.”

The suit continues by alleging Dr. Ede negligently failed to admit Gregory for continuous cardiac monitoring and diagnose her condition, proximately causing her death.

The plaintiffs were seeking all wrongful and survival damages allowable under law.

They are represented by attorney Randall Sorrels of the Houston law firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.

Dr. Ede is represented by Fort Worth attorney John McChristian Jr. of Ray, Valdez, McChristian & Jeans.

Case No. E189-256

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