HOUSTON – Lee College in Baytown is the subject of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of students who claim their instructor injected them with a chemical solution.
Attorney Clifford D. Peel, II of The Peel Law Firm in Houston filed the suit for Anahi Gonzalez, Bianca Chavarria, Christina McBride, Lauren Chavez, Ruth Hernandez, and Shay Faulkner on Nov. 14 in the Harris County 165th District Court.
The original petition states the women were enrolled in a clinical medical assistant course taught by Shaneka White in the fall of 2016. White allegedly injected three of the plaintiffs with the solution while conducting a demonstration on how to administer intravenous injections.
According to court documents, the complainants did not know at the time said solution was not intended for human use. The following day, the suit adds, the plaintiffs – who suffered from burning and swelling – were instructing to practice administering injections on each other using the aforementioned solution despite their objections.
White is reported to have threatened to fail the entire class if they did not participate in the exercise.
The suit further asserts that Lee tried to downplay the instructor’s shortcomings and her students’ adverse medical reactions, stating the school’s president told the plaintiffs the solution was “all natural.”
Consequently, the complainants seek unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
Harris County 165th District Court Case No. 2017-76338