A Galveston man is suing two physicians and a hospital over medical malpractice claims.

Godfrey A. Green filed the suit Aug. 7 in Galveston County District Court against the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Drs. Carlos J. Jimenez and Casey Boyd Duncan.

According to the complaint, following a colonoscopy in August 2013, Green developed significant pain and was admitted to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where he was diagnosed with a hernia, requiring medical intervention. In the course of that procedure, the physicians used a medical stapler.

Two days later, the plaintiff developed even more severe pain. After an exploratory surgery, the physicians determined the obstruction causing the pain resulted from the misfiring of the stapler and the misalignment of the anastomosis, or connection between two portions of the patient's colon. He had to wear a colostomy bag for 18 months, the claim states.

The plaintiff is suing for damages, physical pain and mental anguish, lost wages, disfigurement and physical impairment. He states his claim is valued at more than $500,000.

Plaintiff's attorney is Sarnie A. Randle Jr. of S.A. Randle & Associates PC in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 15-CV-0812

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