A lawsuit filed in Monongalia County Circuit Courtroom alleges medical doctors and medical employees at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital didn’t present an acceptable degree of care throughout a 2021 spinal surgical procedure.
In keeping with courtroom paperwork, David D. Gentry suffered extreme skin-tear accidents to his shoulder, arms and elbow area after hospital employees failed to acknowledge a be aware citing Gentry’s allergy to adhesives.
Gentry, a former legislation enforcement officer in Raleigh County, was shot a number of instances within the line of responsibility in June 1991. Former West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton awarded Gentry the Governor’s State Police Medal of Valor. He additionally was awarded purple hearts from each the West Virginia Deputy Sheriffs Affiliation and the West Virginia Chiefs of Police.
Gentry is at the moment the vp for the West Virginia Deputy Sheriff’s Affiliation, serves on the Governor’s Legislation Enforcement Skilled Requirements Committee and stays on the native, state and nationwide Fraternal Order of Police organizations, serving numerous roles.
On Oct. 8, 2021, a surgical process requiring anesthesia was carried out at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital on vertebrae in Gentry’s backbone.
“Previous to the surgical procedure, it was famous by employees at Ruby that Mr. Gentry was on blood thinners and likewise had a identified adhesive allergy,” the civil grievance states.
“Regardless of this data, adhesive tape was utilized by members of the medical care crew throughout his surgical procedure,” the grievance continues.
The grievance alleges Drs. Andrew Criser and Rachel Dada, the attending anesthesiologist and anesthesia resident throughout the process, breached the usual of care by failing to rigorously examine the affected person’s pores and skin previous to and all through the supply of anesthesia and surgical procedure, not appropriately indicating the affected person’s prior excessive sensitivity to adhesive tape, and never utilizing obtainable options to the tape.
The go well with additionally alleges Gentry’s medical data didn’t precisely doc the apparent issues. In distinction, the file documented “no intra-operative issues,” which the go well with claims is just not true.
“Because of Drs. Criser’s and Dada’s negligence, [Gentry] suffered extreme skin-tear accidents to his shoulder, arms, and elbow area,” the go well with states.
After the process, Gentry mentioned he contacted WVU Medication’s Affected person Relations Division to advise them of the accidents sustained throughout the process.
A Affected person and Skilled Advocate allegedly informed Gentry that after evaluation, the tears to his pores and skin have been the “results of a routine switch methodology” and the tears are a “identified complication for sufferers who’re handled with blood thinners.”
The lawsuit notes this response made Gentry really feel as if WVU Medication indicated that he (Gentry) was one way or the other liable for the accidents sustained.
As a result of alleged failure of the medical doctors, Gentry needed to have further medical therapy and remedy and suffered and continues to undergo bodily ache and excessive emotional misery.
Gentry is searching for previous and future aid for medical payments, bodily accidents, psychological accidents, emotional misery and different damages incurred.
The Dominion Publish contacted representatives of WVU Medication who have been unable to touch upon pending litigation.