PITTSBURGH – A Florida woman alleges she had to undergo an amputation because of injuries during a surgery at a Bradford medical facility.

Karen L. Riley filed a complaint on Jan. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Upper Allegheny Health System Inc., Bradford Hospital, et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff underwent a right total knee replacement at Bradford Regional Medical Center in June 2016. The suit states that because of an injury to her popliteal artery during the surgery, her leg later had to be amputated above the knee.

The plaintiff holds Upper Allegheny Health System Inc., Bradford Hospital, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly caused intra-operative injuries to her, failed to properly diagnose her and failed to timely report findings and results.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount of more than $75,000 plus court costs and interest. She is represented by Joseph R. Froetschel of Gismondi & Associates PC in Pittsburgh and Nicholas A. DiCello of Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP in Cleveland, Ohio.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 1:18-cv-00017-SPB

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