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Weirton Medical Center of West Virginia offered a $2 million settlement to a surviving family to end a negligent credentialing and lack-of-informed consent lawsuit, according to The State Journal of May 12.
The plaintiff family alleged that an inexperienced urologist and his assistant perforated the decedent’s stomach in a procedure to remove a kidney mass. The stomach festered for five days before it was discovered and a resulting infection killed the decedent, according to the story. Ironically, the procedure was unnecessary as decedent was cancer-free. The family also allegedly had not been told that an assistant would be used.
The hospital agreed to pay the plaintiffs’ trial expenses, according to the story. The urologist, Dr. Hardev Parihar, and his assistant settled before trial.
Bordas & Bordas was the firm for the plaintiffs.