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Patient accuses breast surgeon of negligent care


By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

HOUSTON — A Harris County woman is suing a breast surgeon, alleging he was negligent in his care, resulting in the plaintiff suffering infections and pain.

Jodi Johnson filed a complaint April 22 in Harris County District Court against Dr. Andrew T. Lyos, alleging negligence and breach in standard of care.

According to the complaint, Johnson was a patient of Lyos and, on Oct. 27, 2017, she visited the defendant to discuss a breast reduction. The suit says Lyos performed breast reduction surgery Dec. 28, 2017, and on Jan. 2, 2018 Johnson returned to the defendant for follow-up treatment. 

The plaintiff says she again returned to Lyos on Jan. 12, 2018, to have her nipples treated. On Feb. 2, 2018, the suit says, the defendant noticed scabbing on the nipple and local wound care was initiated. On Feb. 9, 2018, Johnson says she had a debridement of her nipples. 

On Feb. 23, 2018, the suit alleges, Lyos again carried out a debridement and on Feb. 28, 2018, he ordered another debridement. On March 5, 2018, the lawsuit states, the doctor applied a wound vac to the breasts after debridement and on March 9, 2018, the defendant found that Johnson was suffering from an infection and placed her on an antibiotic. 

The plaintiff says she went to North Cypress Wound Care Center on March 11, 2018, for consultation as her breast wounds were different sizes. Johnson alleges she had to continue to receive medical care for eight months to prevent infection.

Johnson seeks between $200,000 and $1 million, attorney fees, court costs and all other just and equitable relief. She is represented by attorneys Robert W. Painter and Taunya M. Painter of Painter Law Firm PLLC in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-27862

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