An Ohio couple, Sara Tschop and her husband Kenneth L. Tschop Jr., have filed a medical malpractice suit against Dr. Linda Savoy and University Physicians & Surgeons in Huntington, West Virginia.
Sara Tschop went to see Dr. Savoy on May 5th, 2008 with pain on her left side and back and nausea. Savoy and technicians at University Physicians & Surgeons administered a CT scan which revealed "bilateral non-obstructing renal calculi and mild left hydronephrosis". Tschop then had two follow-up appointments in May and June where Savoy prescribed a narcotic pain medication for the renal stone. Savoy also referred Tschop to an endocrinologist for further evaluation.
Tschop later saw a urologist and underwent multiple surgeries for the stone. In March 2009, almost seven months after her surgery, test results showed that her kidney was only functioning 6.6 percent. In May 2009, Tschop had to have her non-functioning kidney removed through a robotic laparoscopic left nephrectomy.
The Tschops argue that Savoy and her practice failed to properly treat and monitor her left kidney stone. In addition, they believe Savoy failed to refer Sara to a urologist in a timely manner.
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