Did you or a loved one undergo a routine medical procedure at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas, located 12230 Coit Road and suffer severe, life-threatening medical emergency afterwards? If so, you may have been the victim of a contaminated IV bag, and you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Dallas police on Wednesday arrested a 59-year-old Richardson anesthesiologist on a federal warrant on suspicion of allegedly contaminating IV bags at a North Dallas surgical center, resulting in the death of a fellow Dallas physician and injuries to several other patients. Dr. Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr. is accused of allegedly tampering with an IV at Surgicare North Dallas.
So far, at least seven patients claim to have experienced severe, life-threatening medical emergencies while undergoing routine surgical procedures at Surgicare North Dallas between May and August of this year, according to local attorneys representing patients and their families.
U.S. FDA agents are investigating the matter. On Friday, Sept. 9, the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended Ortiz’s medical license calling him “a continuing threat to public welfare.” In their order of temporary suspension, the medical board said Ortiz was seen on surveillance footage in the Surgicare North Dallas facility “depositing IV bags into the warmer in the hall outside the operating rooms. When he deposited an IV bag into the warmer, shortly thereafter a patient would suffer a serious complication.”
If you or a loved one experienced complications after undergoing a medical procedure at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas within the recent past, contract an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights. Even if you were told that the medical complications were routine or accidental, you should still speak with an attorney to determine whether you were the victim of a contaminated IV bag. Josh Borsellino is a Texas trial attorney. For a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation of your legal matter, call Josh today at 817.908.9861 or email him through this link.