CHARLESTON – A Clay County man alleges his decedent's condition was not treated before a surgery.

Ralph Nottingham, the administrator of the estate of Tina Nottingham, filed a complaint Sept. 10 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Montgomery General Hospital and Arturo Lim, M.D. citing the West Virginia Medical Professional Liability Act.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 11, 2016, Tina Nottingham had a scheduled outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed by Lim at Montgomery General Hospital. The suit states that after the surgery, the decedent experienced weakness on the ride side of her body and was transferred to another facility for neurology service for a stroke. She died Dec. 16, 2016, of ischemic stroke, the suit states.

The plaintiff holds Montgomery General Hospital and Lim responsible because the defendants allegedly failing to treat Tina Nottingham's carotid stenosis before the surgery.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for compensatory damages, punitive damages, interest and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Richard D. Lindsay and Richard D. Lindsay of Tabor Lindsay & Associates in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 17-C-1136

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