HOUSTON – Houston attorney Hartley Hampton of the law firm Hartley & King has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of three Brazoria County residents who claim they received an injection of a contaminated stem cell product.
The suit, which was filed on Nov. 12 in the Harris County 270th District Court, accuses Liveyon, LLC; Genetech, Inc.; One Improved Health, LLC, doing business as Texas Regional Health & Wellness; and Drs. Sammy Tao and Omar Vidal of negligently injecting Galen Dinning, Dorothy O’Connell, and Deborah Williamson with a substance which “contained no living cells therefore ‘no stem cells’ and had none of the beneficial medical properties that the defendants represented it to have for those patients’ ailments.”
The substance purportedly contained Enterobacter, “a bacteria that lives in the intestinal tracts of humans and animals,” according to recent court documents.
Genetech is asserted to have manufactured the subject product while Liveyon is tagged as its marketer and distributor.
“Both entities also intentionally misrepresented the composition and medical benefits of the product,” the original petition says.
Consequently, Dinning, O’Connell, and Williamson seek unspecified monetary damages.
Harris County 270th District Court Case No. 2018-81291