Surviving heirs sue Texas Oncology over allegations of wrongful death

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 26, 2019

GALVESTON – A widower has filed a suit against his late wife's physician over allegations he negligently approved the use of a prescription without performing lab work.

David Carter, individually and as heir of the estate of Alisa Carter, et al. filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in the Galveston County District Court against Dr. Gary B. Weiss and Texas Oncology PA alleging negligence, wrongful death and other counts.

According to the complaint, Alisa Carter was prescribed a shot of Depo-Provera for contraception control by another doctor. The suit states Alisa Carter, who was under the care of Weiss for anticoagulant therapy, had contacted Weiss to inquire if the contraception was safe for her to use and he concurred without performing additional blood work. The suit states she died of pulmonary embolus on June 13, 2015.

The plaintiffs hold Weiss and Texas Oncology PA responsible because the defendants allegedly were negligent in concurring and approving the use of Depo-Provera.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory and exemplary damages, with interest, costs and such other and further relief to which they may show themselves entitled. They are represented by Alton C. Todd of The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd in Friendswood.

Galveston County District Court case number CV-0082835

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