Man says VA Hospital in Huntington negligent in medical care

By Whitney Brakken | Nov 19, 2013

HUNTINGTON - The VA Medical Center in Huntington is facing suit over claims it provided inadequate medical care.

George J. Hizer filed a medical malpractice lawsuit Nov. 7 in U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia against the United States of America.

Hizer states on June 1, 2011, he received grossly negligent medical care when underwent surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm at the VA Medical Center in Huntington.

According to the complaint, Dr. Walker failed to adequately cover the aneurysm and caused a fistula to form, leading to additional surgery, hospitalization, decubitus ulceration and additional complications.

The plaintiff is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages. He is being represented in the case by Richard D. Lindsay and Matthew C. Lindsay of Tabor Lindsay & Associates.

United States District Court Southern District of West Virginia Case No. 3:13-cv-28320

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