Hartley Law Group Represents a Client Injured in Medical Procedure

Dencil M. McGrew is suing his physician, Nathan R. Hatfield, because of injuries he suffered while undergoing a CT-guided biopsy. R. Dean Hartley and Mark R. Staun of Hartley Law Group, PLLC are representing McGrew alongside an attorney from Blaydes Law.

What Prompted the Filing of the Suit?

In 2019, McGrew had a biopsy of his left renal mass. However, during the procedure, we believe Dr. Hatfield injured our client’s colon. Before and during the procedure, the doctor had knowledge that our client’s colon was very close to his kidney, which presents a risk to the patient.

To protect the colon during the procedure, Dr. Hatfield needed to create a pocket to separate the kidney and colon. While the doctor did make the pocket, it likely moved from the intended location, and this migration presented a risk of freezing injury. However, despite the migration, Dr. Hatfield continued with the procedure.

Following the procedure, McGrew become ill, and an investigation showed that he had an abscess where the procedure occurred. He then had to undergo another operation. For more details concerning the case, you can review the court documents. The case is being tried in the Cabell Circuit Court (case number 22-C-100).

Mr. McGrew Is Owed a Duty of Care by His Physicians

In personal injury cases, four elements of negligence must be proven, including that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care and violated that duty. We are fighting to prove that Dr. Hatfield acted negligently in failing to realize the hydrodissection (insertion of the water pocket) was not a success, and he did not offer our client the standard level of care, which is a violation of his duty of care to McGrew as a patient.

McGrew is asking for compensatory damages with interest. To stay up-to-date on the case, you can review the court documents. The case is being tried in the Cabell Circuit Court (case number 22-C-100).

Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of the Injured

At Hartley Law Group, PLLC, we solely practice personal injury law, and for over 40 years, we have committed ourselves to helping injured persons fight for their right to fair compensation. Our attorneys understand how complex physician and hospital negligence claims can be and will work tirelessly to help ensure the negligent parties are held responsible.

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to medical negligence or malpractice, you can trust that our team is equipped to help you seek justice. Once you retain our services, we can help you investigate the incident, establish liability, calculate your damages, and develop a solid legal strategy.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today by calling 1.800.625.2889. We look forward to hearing from you.

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