ORLANDO — An Orange County woman is suing an Orlando physician and facility, alleging medical malpractice and professional negligence led to her husband's death.

Stacey Richards, individually, and as personal representative of the estate of her late husband Russell Richards, and her childeren Russell J. Richards, Jr., Michael J. Richards, and Alex Van Richards, filed a complaint Dec. 20 in Orange County Circuit Court against Dr. Eugene Go, and Central Florida Pulmonary Group PA, alleging violation of the Florida's Wrongful Death Act.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 8, 2012, Go first evaluated Russell Richards and accepted him as a patient after as he had been diagnosed with an illness known as mycobacterium avium complex. The suit says despite multiple hospitalizations and intensive medical treatment with the defendants, the infection continued to spread throughout Richards’ lungs, resulting in his death June 27, 2017. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants prematurely terminated the medication therapy that Richards was using to treat and destroy the MAC infection in his lungs and failed to perform any pulmonary function testing to determine whether Richards' lungs were failing.

Stacey Richards seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, including pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of action and attorney fees She is represented by attorney Jeffrey S. Badgley of Badgley Law Group in Orlando.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 17CA011119

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