Patient accuses obstetrician of medical liability

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 18, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Prichard woman is suing an obstetrician and gynecologist, alleging medical professional liability.

Saleena F. Bowen filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against Dr. Brenda Lee Mitchell, alleging she improperly installed a vaginal mesh, which caused complications after Bowen's medical procedure and was not immediately diagnosed and treated.

According to the complaint, between Dec. 16, 2015, Bowen underwent a robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and was discharged a day after the procedure. The suit says Bowen complained of persistent pain and other complications, which were a result of a vaginal mesh tightly implanted by Mitchell and the plaintiff needed to undergo another surgical procedure to remove the mesh. 

The plaintiff alleges Mitchell breached the standard of care when she negligently performed the December 2015 procedure. Additionally, the suit says, Mitchell failed to promptly diagnose and/or treat Bowen's post-surgical complications.

Bowen seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of the jurisdictional minimums of the court and sufficient to fully compensate for her injuries, plus attorney fees, court costs, expenses and all other proper relief. She is represented by attorneys Brian J. Headley and Jonathan K. Matthews of Headley Ballard LLC in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Cabell  Circuit Court case number 18-C-373

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