Med-mal case blames hospital, physicians for patient's ulcer

By John Suayan | Jan 9, 2019

HOUSTON – A Texas man has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after he allegedly developed a decubitis ulcer on his lower back during a hospital stay more than a year ago, Harris County District Court records show.

Ronnie Freeman initiated litigation against KPH-Consolidation, Inc., doing business as Kingwood Medical Center and Drs. Ramesh Babu Kesavan and Ramakrishna Venkata Chava on Jan. 8 in the Harris County 334th District Court.

In the 7-page suit, Freeman explains that he was admitted to KMC on Sept. 4, 2017 “with a principle diagnosis of altered mental state due to diabetic ketoacidosis.” He bore no signs of bruising, wounds, or signs of neglect at admission and during his early hospital stay, the suit says.

According to the original petition, he discovered the ulcer on his sacrum upon discharge. Freeman attributes the purported bedsore to the neglect and care by the defendants.

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages.

He is represented by the law firm Mestemaker & Straub in Houston.

Harris County 334th District Court Case No. 2019-01319

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