Woman says surgeon kicked operating equipment at her

By Whitney Brakken | Nov 28, 2013

BECKLEY - A woman is suing because of serious injuries she claims she received after operating room equipment was kicked at her during a surgery.

Lindsey Bowles filed a lawsuit Nov. 18 in the Circuit Court of Raleigh County against Rajesh V. Patel, Raleigh General Hospital LLC and Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery Associates, citing negligence, deliberate intent and battery.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 22, 2012, Bowles sustained serious injury while she was working at Raleigh General Hospital, assisting Patel in a surgery. While assisting the surgery, Patel intentionally kicked operating room equipment at the plaintiff, causing it to strike her.

Bowles is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages, including punitive damages. She is being represented in the case by Greg A. Hewitt of Hewitt & Salvatore PLLC.

Circuit Court of Raleigh County Case No. 13-C-957

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