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Woman sues doctors after requiring leg amputation


By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

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GRETNA – A woman is suing her doctors, alleging that their negligence caused the loss of her leg.

Stephanie Growl filed a complaint on April 8 in the 24th Judicial District Court against Luis Espinoza M.D. and Suhaila Nawadi M.D. According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that began on July 14, 2015 when one of the defendants performed a bilateral knee surgery on the plaintiff. 

The plaintiff's artery was transected during the procedure which led to numbness. The plaintiff was supposed to be evaluated by one of the defendants the following day but was not seen until two days later, by which point the plaintiff's left leg was cold and she eventually had to undergo an amputation on July 27, 2015.

The defendants are accused of medical negligence and breach in the standard of care. The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. Growl is represented by David A. Abramson of Lewis, Kullman, Serbcow & Abramson LLC in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Danyelle M. Taylor.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 793842

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