Patient alleges First Choice Emergency Room, others failed to diagnose stroke

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 19, 2019

HOUSTON – A Harris County patient is suing a Houston emergency room over allegations it failed to diagnose his stroke.

Dat Huynh filed a complaint on Jan. 25 in the Harris County District Court against First Choice Emergency Room, et al. alleging medical negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on the morning of Jan. 27, 2017, he was treated by defendants at First Choice ER in Houston for a nail puncture through his left index finger and was released. 

Around noon that day, he alleges he returned with complaints of loss of function on his right side, dizziness and twitching jaw muscles. He alleges staff told him it was a side effect of the medication given to him earlier that day.

The next day, the suit states he was diagnosed with an acute ischemic cerebral artery cerebrovascular accident, or stroke. He alleges he suffered irreparable and permanent injuries, including a severe speaking limitation, because of the defendants' alleged negligence.

The plaintiff holds First Choice Emergency Room, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to diagnose his stroke and failed to administer the standard treatment for ischemic strokes within hours of its occurrence.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, with interest and all other relief to which he may be justly entitled. He is represented by David Hobbs of Fleming, Nolen & Jez LLP in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-06098

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