BEAUMONT — A Jefferson County widow is suing Beaumont health care providers, alleging their negligence caused the death of her husband.
Jessica Morris filed a lawsuit March 14, in Jefferson County District Court against Christus Hospital - St. Elizabeth, Dr. Frank J. Fasullo Jr. and Reliant Physicians of Southeast Texas PLLC, alleging medical malpractice in failing to exercise proper care for the plaintiff's husband and violating the Wrongful Death Act.
According to the complaint, on Dec. 31, 2013, she lost her husband, Lawrence Morris, as a result of negligence by the medical staff that were taking care of him at Christus Hospital - St. Elizabeth. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly treat Lawrence Morris despite having knowledge he was a dialysis patient and would need extra care when administering certain drugs.
Jessica Morris seeks a trial by jury, $250,000 in damages, interest, legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys Craig Lewis and Heather E. Hall of The Lewis Law Firm in Houston.
Jefferson County District Court Case number E-198270