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Patient alleges Christus Trinity performed surgery negligently, leading to additional health damage

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By Carrie Bradon | Jul 1, 2019

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MARSHALL —  An Arkansas patient is suing a Texarkana medical team, alleging it performed a surgery negligently, resulting in additional health damages to the plaintiff.

Sharon Smith of Magnolia, Arkansas, filed a complaint June 26 in the Marshall Division for the Eastern District of Texas against Dr. Greggory N. Angier, Christus Health Ark-La-Tex doing business as Christus St. Michael Health System, and Christus Trinity Clinic Surgery Associates - Texarkana, alleging medical negligence.

According to the complaint, Smith was operated on by Dr. Angier on July 12, 2017 for an incisional hernia. The suit says the plaintiff's bowels were perforated during the procedure and the defendant failed to properly diagnose and treat the perforation. 

A surgery to repair Smith's bowels allegedly was not performed until two days later after the plaintiff's condition had deteriorated enough that she required life support. The suit alleges she suffered disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life and medical expenses.

Smith seeks relief of more than $75,000, reasonable medical care expenses, trial by jury, court costs, interest and all other just relief. She is represented by attorneys Ard Ardalan and Jeff M. Meyerson of The Meyerson Law Firm PC in Austin.

Marshall Division for the Eastern District of Texas case number 5:19-CV-00084

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