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Patient accuses Orlando health care providers of negligence


By Philip Gonzales | Feb 20, 2019

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ORLANDO — An Orange County patient is suing Orlando health care providers, alleging negligence.

Roger White filed a complaint Jan. 30 in Orange County Circuit Court against Adventist Health System, doing business as Florida Hospital Orlando, et al, alleging failure to timely diagnose the plaintiff's spinal epidural abscess.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 4, 2016, White came to the emergency room of Florida Hospital Orlando with complaints of severe abdominal and hip pain. As a result of the defendants' negligent acts and omissions, the suit says, White suffered an epidural spine abscess and osteomyelitis (bone infection) of his T7-T10 vertebrae. 

White says he is now unable to walk due to loss of sensation and mobility in his lower extremities and has lost all dependence with regards to daily living activities. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to detect, diagnose and treat an epidural spinal abscess, failed to thoroughly and appropriately explore the source of his infection and negligently discharged him without proper evaluation as to the source of his infection.

White seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of court costs, interest and attorney fees. He is represented by attorney Jack T. Cook of Morgan & Morgan PA in Orlando.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 19-CA-001364

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Morgan & Morgan PA9th Judicial Circuit Court of FloridaADVENTIST HEALTH SYSTEM/SUNBELT, INC.

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