By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Aug 30, 2018


GALVESTON – The alleged negligence of a Galveston medical facility is alleged to have contributed to a man's death.

Madhumita Mukhergee, individually and as representative of the estate of Anand Kodiyalam, filed a complaint on Aug. 8 in the Galveston County District Court against the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on May 18, 2016, Kodiyalam was admitted to defendant UTMB’s facility for a kidney transplant. Before the kidney transplant, the plaintiff alleges he complained of not feeling well and became unresponsive. The suit states Kodiyalam became unresponsive due to a dehiscence, a surgical complication in which a wound ruptures along a surgical incision. He died two days later, the suit states.

The plaintiff holds University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, et al responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to adhere to the standard of care.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but not more than $1 million and such other and further relief to which plaintiff may be entitled. She is represented by Sean A. Roberts and Rob O. Cantu of Roberts Markland LLP in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 18-CV-1082

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