BEAUMONT – Several Vidor individuals allege a family member's scan for cancer was negligently misread.

Jeffrey C. Chilton, Rebecca Chilton, Merideth Chilton, Macy Chilton, et al. filed a complaint on Sept. 13 in the Jefferson County District Court against Henry S. Lee and Memorial MRI & Diagnostic LLC alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Jeff Chilton's primary caregiver ordered a CT scan of his abdomen to check for tumors or other abnormalities. The suit states Chilton went to Memorial MRI & Diagnostic LLC on Sept. 25, 2015, for the scan, which was presented to Lee for review. The suit states that Lee inaccurately read the scan and failed to see a tumor on Chilton's appendix. A repeat scan in July 27 found that the tumor had grown and further testing revealed that the tumor was a malignant, appendiceal cancer. 

The plaintiffs allege that they have suffered loss of consortium, financial losses, mental anguish and medical expenses. 

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek monetary relief of more than $100,000 and all other legal and equitable relief. They are represented by Daniel W. Packard and Michael J. Packard of The Packard Law Firm in San Antonio.

Jefferson County District Court case number D-200645




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