Man takes settlement from local medical center
Updated: May 13, 2007 09:39 AM CDT
CORPUS CHRISTI - A local man who lost part of his ankle after being treated at a local medical center has agreed to a settlement offer. The plaintiff's attorney said his client was under-diagnosed.
Eddie Moore, 62, was injured after falling off a truck at work back in January 13, 2003. A day later his attorney says he visited Concentra Medical Centers on SPID and was diagnosed with a sprained ankle.
After going back several times complaining of pain, Moore's attorney said he went to the emergency room where he was told by doctors he had a compound fracture that required surgery.
Moore was able to walk normally before his injury, but his attorney, Joe Flores, said that all changed after visiting Concentra Medical Centers on SPID. Flores said Moore was diagnosed with a sprained ankle by a physicians assistant, but thought he was seeing a doctor.
Moore was never seen by a doctor at Concentra, even after going back several times complaining of pain. After visiting the emergency room and undergoing surgery, Moore now has to use a special shoe and a cane to walk.
"He had surgery that they had to put in a metal plate, and some screws to hold it, but he did lose part of his ankle so therefore, his ankle is two to three inches shorter," Flores said.
Flores isn't disclosing the amount of the settlement, and said there's no amount of money that can replace the permanent damage Moore suffered.
Online Reporter: Roxanne Carrillo