This is a medical malpractice case which arises out of appellees Helen and Rix Watson's claim that appellant, Dr. Reuben A. Isern, was negligent in failing to properly diagnose and treat Mrs. Watson, or to seek a consultation from a specialist, during her visit to a hospital emergency room after a fall.
The Watsons claimed dating native San Francisco trial that the alleged acts or omissions of Dr. Isern caused Mrs. Watson's leg to be later amputated at the knee.
This appeal is white Yonkers women dating a retrial of this case and is the second time the case has been appealed to this Court. In the first trial, the jury awarded zero damages to the Watsons and the trial judge rendered judgment that the Watsons take nothing.
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Watson v. Isern, S. In ethnic dating Oklahoma second trial, the jury found that Dr. Isern was negligent in failing to hospitalize Mrs. The jury awarded Mrs. Isern has appealed asserting eight points of error. Watson was negligent in failing to return to the emergency room or seek other medical care prior to seeing another doctor on Tuesday, following her injury on Saturday. We affirm. On May 1,Mrs. Watson fell and injured her right leg.
She weighed pounds at the time. She arrived at the emergency room of a Beaumont hospital at p.
Isern saw her. She complained of pain in the right knee, lower leg and ankle.
After X-raying her and finding that the leg was not broken, but finding that there was some damage to the knee t area, Dr. Isern discharged Mrs. She was to remain in bed for two or three days, applying ice packs to the knee. Tylenol pain medication was prescribed.
The hospital records reflect her discharge at a. The Tylenol prescription was filled early Sunday morning and she took it for pain, kept the ice vip dating Arizona on her leg as instructed, and remained in bed except to be helped to the bathroom by her family.
Watson talked with Dr. Isern or his office early Monday morning, and while Mrs. Watson could not detail the two-sided telephone conversation, it was her understanding she was to continue with the prescribed treatment by Dr. On Tuesday morning, Mrs. Watson called her orthopedic doctor, Dr. He was unavailable, so she went to see his partner, Dr. Alfred Bessell. Bessell referred Mrs. Watson across the street to St.
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At St. Elizabeth, she was seen by a vascular surgeon, Dr. Watson spent almost dating greek Topeka men month at John Sealy. After several procedures on her leg, the Galveston doctors finally removed it, because of lack of proper blood supply due to a ruptured popliteal artery. At sugar daddy dating free Danbury CT, the Watsons contended that Mrs. Watson's ruptured popliteal artery was a result of the fall on the night of May 1,before she came to see Dr.
Isern and dating Dr. Isern was negligent in his examination, his diagnosis and treatment of Mrs. Watson, and that it resulted in the loss of her leg. Medical experts testified that when a popliteal artery is severed, as Mrs. Watson's was found to be at the time of her hospitalization at John Sealy, the blood supply is cut off below the knee, and there is a window of hours from the severance within which surgery must be performed to save the leg.
John Mayo, a board certified emergency room physician who has free chat lines in Fort Lauderdale FL in charge of the Baptist Hospital ER since orand who worked with both Dr.
Watson's ER visit, testified that reubens his medical opinion, Dr. Isern treated Mrs. Watson did not have a ruptured popliteal artery when Dr. Isern treated her in the ER. Part of the basis for Beaumont opinion was that a patient with a ruptured popliteal artery would have an elevated pulse of at leastand Mrs. Watson's subsequent treating physician, Dr.
Bessell testified that there is no way to tell how long the severed popliteal artery findings had been present.
He could only say that the injury had been present several hours. If Mrs. Watson had a twisting fall with dislocation a day or even two days after she left Dr. Isern's care in the ER, that would be consistent with what he and Dr. Gordon found.
Mayo further testified that in his opinion, Dr. Isern's chart of his physical exam revealed that he gave Mrs. Watson an appropriate exam, and that Dr. Isern's recommendations of bed rest, elevating the knee, and ice packs were appropriate for Dr.
Isern's diagnosis. Barbee, also a board certified emergency room physician, testified on Dr. Isern's behalf, that based upon his review of the medical records in the case and his personal knowledge, training and experience as an emergency room physician, in his opinion Dr. Watson properly, did a proper examination of Mrs. Watson, and made proper records in the case.
Barbee greek online dating Santa Cruz CA testified that had Mrs. Watson been injured to the extent she claimed, it would have been very apparent to Dr. Isern that Saturday night.
Instead, Dr. Barbee raised the issue of another possible fall. Additional factual details of this case will be stated in connection with the points to which they pertain.
The standard of review for error in the court's charge is abuse of discretion. Texas Dept. An abuse of discretion occurs when the trial court acts without reference to guiding principles.