POINT PLEASANT - A lawsuit against Pleasant Valley Hospital Inc. and two physicians for medical malpractice was apparently settled and dismissed last year.

On April 5, 2012, an agreed order and stipulation dismissing Dr. Stephen K. Rerych and Pleasant Valley Hospital as defendants in the suit was filed in Mason Circuit Court. Nineteen days later, an agreed order and stipulation dismissing Dr. Michael Kennerly as a defendant in the suit was filed.

On Oct. 4, 2010, Paul Wamsley underwent a umbilical and left inguinal hernia repair with mesh performed by Kennerly and with Rerych assisting at Pleasant Valley Hospital, according to a complaint filed Aug. 10, 2011, in Mason Circuit Court.

Wamsley claims during the hernia repair surgery, a suture was placed through the spermatic cord, causing an infarct of Wamsley's left testicle, which ultimately had to be removed.

Wamsley and his wife, Sherry Wamsley, were seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. They were being represented by Richard D. Lindsay and Matthew C. Lindsay of Tabor Lindsay & Associates.

The defendants were represented by D.C. Offutt Jr. and Jody M. Offutt of Offutt & Nord PLLC.

The case was assigned to Circuit Judge David W. Nibert.

Mason Circuit Court case number: 11-C-85

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