Cy-Fair physician, Spring Valley clinic blamed for seizures, memory loss
A physician from Cy-Fair and a Spring Valley-area medical center are being sued over claims they failed to properly monitor a patient’s prescription, which caused her to seize and to stutter.
Lisa Ann and David Hernandez filed a lawsuit on Nov. 16 in Harris County District Court against Victor-Hugo Arellano, M.D., of Cy-Fair, and Spring Valley-area Centro Medico Familia, citing medical malpractice and gross negligence.
Lisa Hernandez says on Aug. 26, 2009, she sought treatment at Centro Medico Familia, located at 8700 Long Point in Spring Valley, after an automobile accident caused her to hit her head on the steering wheel of her vehicle. On Sept. 2, 2009, Hernandez returned to the clinic seeking treatment for her migraines, according to the brief.
The suit alleges a physician’s assistant gave Hernandez a prescription for Topirmate even though Arellano failed to examine and to diagnose her properly.
She claims after ingesting the medication, she experienced seizures, memory loss and speech problems.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-69188.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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