September 28, 2023

A Village of Duval girl has filed a lawsuit in opposition to The Villages Well being accusing one in all its docs of “completely injuring” her spinal nerves throughout a lumbar decompression process. 

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in Sumter County circuit courtroom by Barry Morgan of Orlando-based Morgan Regulation Workplace on behalf of his consumer, Sandra L. Lando-Madsen, and her husband, Jeffrey Madsen. The swimsuit claims that, whereas working for The Villages Well being System, Dr. Harsha Rajashekar allegedly carried out a process on Lando-Madsen that led to everlasting harm.

In response to the grievance, Lando-Madsen, who’s 79 years outdated, visited Dr. Rajashekar on March 7, 2022 to bear an interventional ache process often called “‘minimally invasive lumbar decompression,’ generally often called a MILD process).”

Previous to that day, Lando-Madsen’s attorneys say that Dr. Rajashekar and one in all his nurse practitioners “advisable the process” to their consumer and allegedly suggested her “that it was a greater different to the spinal injections she had been receiving.”

The grievance goes on to state that the physician and his nurse assured Lando-Madsen that the process was “just about danger free.”

“Such representations weren’t true and in reality, a MILD process for the Plaintiff carried with it substantial dangers of harm which weren’t defined to Plaintiff,” says Lando-Madsen’s attorneys.

The grievance states that through the process, Dr. Rajashekar brought about an harm that tore “the dura of her spinal canal,” which resulted in a launch of “spinal fluid” and the everlasting injuring of “spinal nerves throughout the spinal canal,” in keeping with the grievance. 

The lawsuit alleges one depend of negligence, one depend of failure to acquire knowledgeable consent, and one depend of vicarious legal responsibility of The Villages Well being.

Lando-Madsen is searching for damages in extra of $30,000, “unique of prices, curiosity and lawyer’s charges.” She can be searching for judgement “in opposition to The Villages Well being System for damages, prices of this motion, prejudgement, and post-judgement curiosity and such different and additional reduction to which plaintiffs could also be entitled,” reads the grievance. 

Though the lawsuit doesn’t cite the place the process befell, in keeping with his Florida Division of Well being medical practitioner profile, Rajashekar works on the Middle for Superior Healthcare at Brownwood in The Villages. 

As of Sept. 12, a summons has been issued to Rajashekar and The Villages Well being System, in keeping with Sumter County courtroom data.