Fort Bend woman sues Katy acute care center over alleged wheelchair accident
A Fort Bend woman is suing over claims she was thrown from a wheelchair at a Katy-area acute care center.
Fort Bend resident Mary S. M. Reyes filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, April 18 in the Harris County District Court against Katy-area Cane Island Post Acute Care Center, also known as Kissito Post Acute Cane Island, citing negligence.
Reyes says on May 10, 2011, her nose and finger were broken and her neck was injured when she was thrown from a wheelchair at the defendant's facility, located at 21727 Provincial Blvd. in Katy. According to the brief, the incident occurred as an uncertified care center employee attempted to transport her in a wheelchair without leg and foot rests.
The suit alleges Reyes' feet caught underneath the wheelchair and catapulted her face first to the floor.
Reyes is seeking damages and court costs. She is being represented in the case by Houston attorney John Milutin.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2012-22546.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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