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Former patient blames Wheeling health care providers for knee problems

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 11, 2018

Medical malpractice 06

WHEELING — A former patient is suing Wheeling health care providers, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to the plaintiff''s knee.

Rick Beck of Ohio County filed a complaint March 12 in Ohio Circuit Court against Dr. Michael Zilles and Wheeling Hospital Inc., alleging failure to apply the knowledge and practice the skill and care ordinarily used by well-qualified health care providers.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 8, 2014, Beck underwent a total knee arthroplasty performed by Zilles at Wheeling Hospital. As a result of the defendants' negligence, Beck says, he suffered continuous pain and swelling, two left knee revision surgeries, pain and suffering, discomfort, emotional distress and lost wages. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to perform adequate medical testing before performing a total knee arthroplasty and failed to order less invasive alternatives to a total knee arthroplasty.

Beck seeks trial by jury, damages to be determined at trial, pre- and post-judgment interest and all other just and fair relief. He is represented by attorneys P. Gregory Haddad and Travis A. Prince of Bailey & Glasser LLP in Morgantown, and by Eric A. Schramm Jr. of Hanlon, Estadt, McCormick & Schramm Co. LPA in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Ohio Circuit Court case number 18-C-57

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Bailey & Glasser LLPOhio Circuit CourtWheeling Hospital Inc.Hanlon, Estadt, McCormick & Schramm Co. LPA