Medication Error Caused Paralysis, Couple Says
12-12-2013 21:16:00

     SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (CN) – A medication error caused a woman’s paralysis, she claims in a complaint filed in San Bernardino County Superior Court.
     Martha Ellen Orm sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., St. Mary Medical Center, St. Joseph Health System, Citrus Nursing Center, Reche Canyon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, LLC and Vista Cove Care Center at Rialto, Inc. for medical malpractice and general negligence. Her husband, George Orm, sued for loss of consortium.
     Martha Orm says the defendant medical facilities “provided her with incorrect and/or insufficient medication, which at all times fell below the standard of care in the community, and failed to properly diagnose and provide the appropriate treatment for her condition.” Her original condition is not specified in the complaint. As a result, she says, she “sustained significant injuries, including, but not limited to, paralysis.”
     The Orms seek general damages, past and future medical and incidental expenses, loss of earnings, prejudgment interest and costs of suit. They are represented by Christopher E. Russell of Russell & Lazarus in Newport Beach.