Colonoscopy Pain Leads to Lawsuit


A Galveston man has named two doctors and a hospital in a malpractice lawsuit filed early last month.

According to court documents, Godfrey A. Green of Galveston filed a malpractice lawsuit on August 7 in Galveston County District Court against the doctors, Carlos J. Jimenez and Casey Boyd Duncan and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Green alleges in his complaint that after a colonoscopy that he underwent in August 2013, he developed significant pain. As a result, Green was admitted to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and was diagnosed with a hernia that required medical intervention. The physicians used a medical stapler in the procedure.

Documents filed by the plaintiff state that Green’s condition developed into even more severe pain two days later. Through exploratory surgery it was determined that an obstruction that was causing Green pain had been the result of the medical stapler misfiring and the misalignment of the connection between two portions of Green’s colon. Green was required to wear a colostomy bag for 18 months.

The plaintiff’s lawsuit is seeking damages, physical pain and mental anguish, lost wages, disfigurement and physical impairment. Green’s medical malpractice claim against the doctors and the hospital is over $500,000.

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