CHARLESTON - A woman is suing after her daughter's chemotherapy was allegedly negligently administered and she suffered severe and permanent injuries.
Arvind B. Shah, M.D. Inc. and Jane Doe were named as defendants in the suit.
On July 11, 2011, Thelma Ann Wilmoth presented to Shah for the administration of chemotherapy due to her breast cancer, according to a complaint filed June 25 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Molly Nace, Wilmoth's mother, claims Doe was negligent during the administration of the chemotherapy.
During the chemotherapy administration, Wilmoth's right arm was burning and, following chemotherapy, her arm immediately became red, according to the suit.
Nace claims Doe said it was normal and did nothing.
On July 13, 2011, Nace called Shah's office because Wilmoth's arm was still red and starting to swell, but Doe told her to apply a warm compress to the affected area, however, her arm continued to worsen and several days later, she was admitted to Thomas Hospital, according to the suit.
Nace claims as a result of the defendants' wrongful acts and omissions, Wilmoth sustained severe and permanent physical and mental pain and suffering and disfigurement.
As a direct and proximate result of the defendants' breach of duty, Wilmoth incurred substantial physical and mental pain and suffering; permanent scarring; impairment; disfigurement; medical expenses; loss of her capacity to enjoy life; and other incidental damages, according to the suit.
Nace is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Michael J. Del Giudice of Ciccarello, Del Giudice & LaFon.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-1186