HOUSTON – A patient alleges she sustained preventable nerve damage because a Houston physician negligently allowed her sodium levels to rise.
Shannon Frausto filed a complaint on Feb. 8 in the Harris County District Court against Dr. Mohammed F. Siddiqui and Houston Pulmonary Medicine Associates PA alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 15, 2017, she was admitted to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital where doctors consulted defendant Siddiqui before giving her several liters of 0.9 percent saline. The suit states her medical condition and history put her at risk of osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) and she alleges her sodium levels were allowed to rise to a rate that caused the ODS.
The plaintiff holds Siddiqui and Houston Pulmonary Medicine Associates PA responsible because Siddiqui's alleged failure to adequately treat her led to significant, preventable and irreversible amount of neurological damage.
The plaintiff seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but less than $1 million and such other and further relief to which she may be justly entitled. She is represented by Tim Riley of Riley Law Firm in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2019-09930