Houston man alleges unsterile medical device caused foot infection, maggots in wound

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Dec 26, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston man alleges a medical device used in his foot surgery was not sterile and caused an infection and maggots in his foot.

Eddie Richardson filed a complaint on Nov. 29 in the Harris County District Court against Extremity Medical LLC, West Gray Center for Special Surgery and Ulla-Britt Larka, DPM alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 27, 2017, he underwent bunion and hammer surgery at defendant West Gray Center. Two days later, he went to a hospital emergency room because of foot pain and the examination revealed an infected foot with a wound full of maggots. He alleges he remained on antibiotics for several weeks.

The plaintiff holds Extremity Medical LLC, West Gray Center for Special Surgery and Larka responsible because the infection in his foot was allegedly caused by a defective medical device that was not sterile.

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 he may be justly entitled. He is represented by Jay Henderson and Gregory Q. Fibich of Fibich, Leebron Copeland Briggs in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-85029

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