Loss of Leg Due to Medical Malpractice ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Loss of Leg Due to Medical Malpractice

Lonuel and Terry Barley filed a medical malpractice suit against a John A. Turley, M.D. at Charleston Area Medical Center claiming the husband’s leg was amputated due to negligence of the doctor. Lonuel Barley was taken by ambulance to CAMC because of pain, difficulty in moving his legs, the inability to bear weight and complaints of not being able to feel his legs, the suit says. Turley listed Barley as “Urgent,” Barley remained in severe pain and was evaluated by George Pullin, M.D., who found Barley's right leg to be cold, mottled and without a pedal pulse, popliteal pulse and femoral pulse. “Unfortunately, due to the delay in treatment, Barley’s right leg had to be amputated above the right knee.” The suit claims Turley was negligent by failing to properly and timely diagnose the arterial compromise that caused Barley to lose his leg.

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