Couple blames medical providers' negligence for husband's toe amputation

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 7, 2017

FRESNO — A Fresno County couple is suing a medical provider, alleging negligence led to the amputation of the husband's toes.

Michael and Alicia Garcia filed a complaint Oct. 11 in Fresno County Superior Court against Larry Scortt and Does 1 to 50, alleging Scortt failed to exercise standard care and skill required of medical providers.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 9, 2016, Michael Garcia’s toes had to be amputated as a result of the infection caused by a previous foot surgery performed by the Scortt. The suit says Alicia Garcia  has suffered from the loss of conjugal fellowship, affection, society, and companionship of her husband, as a result of the spread of infection over his foot. 

The plaintiffs allege Scortt failed to ensure that Michael Garcia's infection was sufficiently treated, and failed to adequately treat the surgical site infection.

The Garcias seek trial by jury, actual and, compensatory damages, accounting and punitive damages, and all other relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorney George J. Vasquez of Fresno.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 17-CECG-03507

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