Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Against Dr. Yogesh Patel
Dr. Yogesh Patel of Las Vegas Surgical Associates has been sued for a botched surgery. It is alleged that Dr. Patel and Las Vegas Surgical Associates were negligent in their care and treatment of patient George Small, Jr.
It is further alleged that defendants Dr. Patel and Las Vegas Surgical Associates breached the standard of care they owed to patient George Small Jr. by failing to provide reasonable and competent medical treatment and monitoring.
The lawsuit states that defendant Dr. Patel had a duty to adequately and properly evaluate, diagnose, and provide a competent medical care within the accepted standard of care to patient George Small Jr.
In support of allegations, the plaintiff hired the services of another Physician Surgeon, Edward Felix, M.D. who has reviewed the relevant medical records of Dr. Patel’s patient George Small Jr.
In May 2018, Dr. Patel performed left inguinal hernia repair with Pro Grip mesh. It was noted that there were no complications at the end of the case. The day after surgery, patient Small reported that he was in server pain and had a swollen left testicle. He called Dr. Patel’s office and the nurse informed Small that the testicle swelling is normal and to put ice on it. Small was further told if it doesn’t get any better in three days go to the emergency room. Small was further told if it doesn’t get any better in three days then go to the emergency room. Due to
Due to the injury, patient Small suffered and is still suffering physical and mental pain. As per the report, this was a routine uncomplicated hernia repair that should not have resulted in the loss of testicle. During the surgery, either the mesh was improperly placed, choking off the normal blood flow of the left testicle or the cord structures were miss handled resulting in the compromise of the vascular supply of the testicle. Causing a strangulated testicle under these circumstances was below the standard of care.
After reviewing all the pertinent medical records, the expert Board Certified General Surgeon Dr. Felix has opined that patient Small suffered injury and damage to within a reasonable degree of medical probability where Dr. Patel and Las Vegas Surgical Associates deviated from the accepted standard of care in the treatment of Small.
At the same time defendant, Patel and the Surgical Associates believe that the injuries and damages, if any, complained of by the George Small, Jr. were unforeseeable and at all relevant times, these defendants were acting in good faith and not with recklessness, oppression fraud or malice.
Dr. Yogesh Patel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine, West Indies and completed the medical internship and residency at the Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield.