Tridelphia couple alleges Wheeling health care providers' negligence harmed husband

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 16, 2018

WHEELING — A Triadelphia couple is suing Wheeling health care providers, alleging medical negligence.

James Abercombie and Dana Abercombie filed a complaint in Ohio Circuit Court against Wheeling Hospital Inc. and Bishop J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center, alleging failure to exercise the degree of care, skill and learning required of a reasonable and prudent health care providers.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 17, 2016, James Abercrombie underwent knee replacement surgery at Wheeling Hospital. The suit says due to the defendants negligence, he has sustained severe and debilitating pressure ulcers, resulting in physical deformity, pain and suffering and significant medical expenses in excess of $300,000. 

Dana Abercrombie says she has suffered loss of consortium, service and society of her husband. 

The plaintiffs allege Wheeling Hospital and Bishop J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center failed to accurately asses and determine the level of James Abercrombie's pressure injury risk and failed to take appropriate actions.

The Abercrombies seek trial by jury and damages exceeding the jurisdictional limits of the court. They are represented by attorney Michael Edward Nogay of Sellitti, Nogay & McCune PLLC in Weirton.

Ohio Circuit Court case number 18-C-219

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