Med-mal called up for trial

By David Yates | Jan 10, 2013

A medical malpractice suit filed on behalf of a man who bled to death has been called up for trial on Monday.

On April 6, 2010, Kathy Keegan filed the suit against Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital, Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth and Drs. Derrick M. Myers and Steven K. Sooudi.

Keegan alleges her father, David Barrow, would still be alive if the care providers had recognized that he was bleeding to death.

A call to trial notice was filed on Dec. 19, informing the parties that the case has been set for trial on Monday, Jan. 14, court papers say.

Court records further show Baptist, at the plaintiff’s request, was dismissed from the suit with prejudice on Oct. 29.

In her suit, Keegan claims her father, David Barrow, underwent a cardiac catherization on April 16, 2009. Three days later, Barrow had a syncopal episode at home and was transported to Memorial Hermann where he was admitted to the emergency department under the care of Dr. Myers.

He died three days later.

An autopsy revealed Barrow died from a leak in his catheter insertion site that should have been treated shortly after his arrival at Baptist Orange Hospital at 10:30 a.m., April 19, the complaint says.

Keegan is suing for all wrongful death damages allowable under law.

Giles Kibbe of Weller, Green, Toups and Terrell in Beaumont represents her.

Christus is represented by Houston attorneys Leah A. Greene and Edward J. Kroger of Kroger & Frisby.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. E186-481

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