Couple alleges Largo Medical Center's negligence caused husband's ulcer troubles

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 18, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County couple is suing a Largo medical facility, alleging medical negligence in the treatment of the husband.

Dean Gamble and Emma Gamble filed a complaint Sept. 6 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Largo Medical Center Inc., alleging failure to provide the prevailing standard of care, as expected from a health care provider, to avoid any injury to its patients.

According to the complaint, between April 6-29, 2016, Dean Gamble was a patient at Largo Medical Center when he suffered the development of a stage III pressure ulcer of the sacrum/coccyx that required surgical debridement and extensive wound care that left him permanently disfigured. 

As a result, Gamble says, he suffered disability that caused his wife, Emma Gable, to lose the services and consortium of her husband. 

The plaintiffs allege Largo Medical Center failed to properly and accurately assess Dean Gamble during his stay at the medical facility, which could have prevented the development of a pressure ulcer/sore on his sacrum/coccyx and failed to obtain proper wound care treatment in a timely fashion once the pressure ulcer was identified.

The Gambles seek trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000 and all court costs. They are represented by attorneys Daniel W. Cotter and Geoffrey Moore of The Maher Law Firm PA in Winter Park.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 18C5868

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