Patient blames health providers for bile duct injury

By Louie Torres | Jan 19, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing health care providers, alleging their negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff. 

Maxine Szima filed a complaint Dec. 29 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Dr. Steven M. Levine and Levine Surgical Associates PA, alleging they failed to provide proper medical care.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 20, 2016, Szima came to the emergency room of Northside Hospital with symptoms of acute cholecystitis. Szima says she sustained a bile duct injury because the defendants performed a procedure without her consent and adequate warning that the procedure could cause the risk of a common bile duct injury.

Szima seeks trial by jury and damages of at least $15,000. She is represented by attorney Joseph F. Diaco Jr. of Tampa.

Pinellas County Circuit Course case number 65945094

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