Lawsuit says veterans center improperly inflated catheter - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Lawsuit says veterans center improperly inflated catheter

A lawsuit alleges that staff at a Kansas City veteran's medical center caused a man to contract a blood infection and die after improperly inflating a catheter (Source: Raycom Media) A lawsuit alleges that staff at a Kansas City veteran's medical center caused a man to contract a blood infection and die after improperly inflating a catheter (Source: Raycom Media)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A lawsuit alleges that staff at a Kansas City veteran's medical center caused a man to contract a blood infection and die after improperly inflating a catheter.

The Kansas City Star reports that the lawsuit filed in federal court Friday says Gilbert Harris visited the Kansas City VA Medical Center in 2016 for neurogenic bladder. The condition causes the bladder to become overactive or underactive.

The lawsuit alleges Harris had a fever and "large amounts of blood and clotting" in his genitalia after a medical provider inserted a new catheter.

The lawsuit says a CT scan found the catheter had been inflated within the penile urethra instead of Harris' bladder. The catheter was quickly replaced, but Harris went into septic shock and died days later.

The medical center's spokesman declined comment.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Heartland NewsNewsMore>>

  • Chester boy headed to national Rubik's Cube competition

    Chester boy headed to national Rubik's Cube competition

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:20:25 GMT
    Lucas Thompson prepares for nationals. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)Lucas Thompson prepares for nationals. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)
    Lucas Thompson prepares for nationals. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)Lucas Thompson prepares for nationals. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)

    Lucas Thompson is a 12 year old from Chester and an absolute machine when it comes to solving a Rubik's Cube.

    Lucas Thompson is a 12 year old from Chester and an absolute machine when it comes to solving a Rubik's Cube.

  • Anna, IL chruch host group to discuss heroin abuse

    Anna, IL chruch host group to discuss heroin abuse

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:12:03 GMT
    Connect Point Church host heroin abuse event. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)Connect Point Church host heroin abuse event. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)
    Connect Point Church host heroin abuse event. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)Connect Point Church host heroin abuse event. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)

    Connect Point Chruch hosted “A Night of Hope” in Anna, Illinois. "crush the epidemic" came to talk about heroin addiction.

    Connect Point Chruch hosted “A Night of Hope” in Anna, Illinois. "crush the epidemic" came to talk about heroin addiction.

  • First Alert: Strong Storms move across the Heartland

    First Alert: Strong Storms move across the Heartland

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:17:41 GMT
    A Tornado Warning had issued for Cape Girardeau  (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)A Tornado Warning had issued for Cape Girardeau (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)

    Strong storms will move through the Heartland throughout the day on Thursday, June 21.

    Strong storms will move through the Heartland throughout the day on Thursday, June 21.

Powered by Frankly