CHARLESTON – A man is suing Charleston Area Medical Center after he claims it and others were negligent and caused him pain and damages.
Dr. James B. Cox and Integrated Health Care Providers were also named as defendants in the suit.
On July 15, 2014, Michael Scott Burdette was admitted to CAMC Teays Valley Hospital with a diagnosis of vascular necrosis of the left hip and Cox performed a left total hip arthroplasty, according to a complaint filed July 15 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Burdette claims thereafter he was diagnosed with a left post-operative wound abscess, and after an ultrasound, was also diagnosed with an infected hematoma and a need for IV access.
The plaintiff was discharged on July 24, 2014, and was admitted to Oak Ridge Center to recover from the vascular necrosis and the wound abscess and infection, according to the suit.
Burdette claims since the discharge from Oak Ridge on Aug. 9, 2014, he has continued to experience pain in his left hip, which has severely restricted his activities and mobility and his general enjoyment of life.
The defendants were negligent and caused Burdette’s injuries and damages, according to the suit.
Burdette is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Jeffrey V. Mehalic of the Law Offices of Jeffrey V. Mehalic.
The case is assigned to Circuit Judge James Stucky.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 16-C-1084