Pinellas County couple alleges nursing care was substandard, sues provider

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 20, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County couple is suing Morton Plant Hospital Association Inc., a nursing care provider, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Robert Leis and Shirley Leis filed a complaint on May 16 in the Pinellas Circuit Court against Morton Plant Hospital Association Inc. alleging that the nursing care provider breached its duty to provide nursing care within the accepted or prevailing standards of nursing care.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on June 10, 2016, Robert Leis suffered bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, aggravation of a previously existing condition, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life and medical and nursing care and treatment expenses. The plaintiffs hold Morton Plant Hospital Association Inc. responsible because the defendant's employee, Cheryl L. Sullivan, a nurse, allegedly negligently removed his Foley catheter against his physician's order and failed to reinsert the same. Shirley Leis is, according to the complaint, suffering from loss of consortium.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages in excess of 15,000 and otherwise within the subject matter jurisdiction of this court. They are represented by David G. Eaton, of Eaton Law in Tampa.

Pinellas Circuit Court Case number 18-CA-3173

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