Woodlands hospital, Cypress doctor accused of overlooking heart attack
A physician, who lives in Cypress, and the Memorial Hermann Hospital System are being sued over claims they misdiagnosed a patient’s heart attack.
Max Loerch filed a lawsuit on Nov. 21 in Harris County District Court against Memorial Hermann Hospital System and Cypress resident Jayne M. Viets, M.D., citing negligence.
Loerch says on Sept. 5, 2010, he failed to receive proper medical attention from Viets and the nursing staff at Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands. According to the brief, an ambulance transported Loerch, who was experiencing chest pain, dizziness and weakness, to Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands.
The suit alleges the defendants overlooked the fact that he was in cardiac arrest, misdiagnosing him with a viral illness and hypoglycemia.
A few hours after being released from the hospital, he collapsed from a heart attack and was rushed to another hospital, he claims.
Loerch is seeking damages and court costs. He is being represented in the case by The Woodlands attorney Tommy Hastings.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-70444.
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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