Texas Couple Claims Doctor Performed Unnecessary Surgeries in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Texas Couple Claims Doctor Performed Unnecessary Surgeries in Medical Malpractice LawsuitA Texas couple recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who they claim performed unnecessary surgeries on the husband.

Bobby and Stefanie Stanley filed the medical malpractice lawsuit against the Greater Houston Neurosurgery Center and Dr. Norman Jose Justo Torres, according to Ultimate Clear Lake. The complaint was filed in Harris County District Court.

The lawsuit claims that Bobby Stanley visited Torres at the hospital in early 2009 to seek a second opinion on his back and neck. Stanley said that he had a cervical discectomy and fusion performed before seeing Torres.

According to the Mayfield Clinic, "anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a surgical procedure performed to remove a herniated or degenerative disc in the cervical (neck) spine."

The Stanleys' lawsuit claims that Torres recommended removing and redoing the hardware and did so over the course of several surgeries.

The couple contends in their lawsuit that the doctor and the hospital were negligent in allowing unnecessary procedures to occur and are seeking damages for court costs and medical expenses. In addition, Stefanie Stanley claims loss of consortium in the lawsuit.