Family members of deceased patient sue hospital and physician over treatment

By Jelani Yancey

A local physician and hospital are being sued in Riley County District Court by family members of a deceased patient.

The suit was brought by Theodore Wooten against Dr. Gregory Welle, along with Mercy Regional Health Center, alleging medical negligence. Wooten alleges that the defendants failed to admit and properly monitor and treat Lora Wooten with respect to a liver biopsy that was performed in July of 2010.

The suit claims that the defendants neglected to properly read scan tests showing post-operative bleeding and properly report them.

Lora Wooten subsequently died, and Theodore Wooten alleges in the suit that the defendants’ negligence led to that death.

He is asking for an unspecified amount in excess of $75,000

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