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Widow alleges Baylor St. Luke's medical team caused her husband's death


By Carrie Bradon | Aug 5, 2019

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HOUSTON —A widow is suing a Houston medical team, alleging her husband died due to negligence.

Sandra Dixon, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Timothy Dixon, deceased, Timothy Dixon Jr., Bryson Dixon and Leetta Dixon Pate, filed a complaint July 19 in Harris County District Court against Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Chi St. Luke's Health Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center and St. Luke's Health System Corporation alleging wrongful death, negligence and breach in the standard of care.

According to the complaint, Timothy Dixon was admitted to Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center on Nov. 3, 2017 for a heart condition and was given a left ventricular assist device as a bridge to a heart transplant. On Jan. 4, 2018, the suit alleges, Dixon had to be reintubated and on Jan. 9, 2018, a tracheostomy was performed to remedy a situation with the right size tracheostomy tube. 

The suit states on Jan. 18, 2018, Dixon was being bathed by a nursed who was not careful and the tube became dislodged. A number of doctors responded to the emergency call but the plaintiff was caused to suffer from an anoxic brain injury, resulting in his death on Jan. 22, 2018.

Sandra Dixon seeks trial by jury, damages, interest, costs incurred and all other just relief. She and her family are represented by attorney John J. Brothers of Brown Christie & Green in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2019-49479

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