A Texas woman who sued her physician for allegedly malpractice when she miscarried says her lawsuit is about justice.
The lawsuit, filed last month in U.S. District Court in Austin, alleges that Dr. James Jamison of Lubbock, Texas, “failed to provide her with adequate, prompt, and adequate medical care and, at the same time, negligently and wantonly covered her wrongful injury.”
Jamison is accused of malpractice under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the plaintiff and her daughter, the mother of Jamison’s two children, who also sued in federal court.
In her lawsuit, the woman alleges that Jamison failed to provide medical care for her son, whom she says she miscarreated while he was stillborn in October 2016.
The woman says Jamison also “misrepresented” that the child was alive and had a heartbeat at birth and later “maligned” the child in an effort to prevent her from filing for divorce.
Jamison has denied all of the allegations.
The case is not the first time Jamison has faced legal trouble in Texas.
In March 2018, Jamison was accused of criminal fraud in the wrongful death of a child.
A judge dismissed that case in March 2020.
In 2018, a Texas man who died of lung cancer sued Jamison for malpractice, claiming Jamison allegedly failed to adequately care for him.
Jamisons lawyers also are seeking damages for the woman’s loss of income and medical bills.
Jamaults attorney, Thomas J. Kelly, said that the woman is seeking to settle her case “on her terms and conditions.”
He said the lawsuit is in its infancy.
A spokesperson for the family of the woman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.