Galveston County woman alleges physician stapled stomach to small bowel during surgery

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 17, 2018

HOUSTON – A weight loss surgery patient alleges she needed corrective surgery because of a bowel obstruction caused by the first surgery.

Kay Martin Sanchez of Galveston County filed a complaint on Sept. 24 in the Harris County District Court against Amanda Parker, MD and U.T. Physicians alleging medical negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on July 26, 2016, she underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair and intraoperative EGD performed by defendant Parker, who was acting in the course and scope of her employment with defendant U.T. Physicians. 

The suit states on July 31, she was admitted to Bay Area Regional Medical Center and it was discovered Parker had stapled the plaintiff's stomach to her small bowel, causing a bowel obstruction.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but less than $1 million and such other and further relief to which she may be justly entitled. She is represented by Craig Lewis and Aaron J. Arenas of The Lewis Law Firm in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-67203

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