Ohio woman files suit against Wheeling Hospital, doctor over alleged surgery injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 11, 2019

WHEELING – An Ohio woman alleges a surgery was performed on her by an osteopathic physician without clinical justification.

Polly West filed a complaint in Ohio Circuit Court against Carlos Valladares D.O. and Wheeling Hospital Inc. alleging breach of the standard of care.

The suit states that the plaintiff reported to Wheeling Hospital on May 3, 2018, with a ruptured appendix. The suit states she was treated and discharged on May 8, 2018. 

The plaintiff returned to Valladares' clinic on May 29, 2018, and he ordered a gallbladder nuclear scan. The suit states another surgery was scheduled on June 2, 2019, to address cholecystitis and an appendiceal abscess. She alleges this surgery was done without proper clinical indication and he performed another procedure without an indication or clinical justification to do so.

On July 11, 2018, the plaintiff alleges she reported to Ohio State University Medical Center and it showed that the defendant's surgery had caused the plaintiff to leak stool into her abdomen, requiring more surgery.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Geoffrey C. Brown of Bordas and Bordas of Wheeling.

The case has been assigned to Judge Michael J. Olejasz.

Ohio Circuit Court case number 19-C-106

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