North Carolina Man Sues Doctor, Hospital over Wife’s Death

North Carolina Man Sues Doctor, Hospital over Wife's DeathAn Alleghany County, North Carolina man whose wife died just days after delivering the couple's son has filed a lawsuit against the doctor who allegedly made mistakes during the Cesarean section and the hospital where the birth occurred.

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, attorneys for Alan Jarvis filed the lawsuit recently in Surry Superior Court claiming that Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin acted negligently during the delivery of the child.

The lawsuit claims that during the Cesarean section birth, Dr. Peter F. McIlveen delivered the baby, Ethan, but mistakenly cut Kelly Jarvis' bowel during the operation. Additionally, Alan Jarvis contends that the doctor did not check the woman's upper abdomen properly before closing up the incision.

Over the course of the next three days, Kelly Jarvis complained of serious abdominal pain and nausea, according to the lawsuit. However, no tests were conducted and Jarvis was released three days after the birth despite complaining about her symptoms while being discharged, the lawsuit contends.

Kelly Jarvis reportedly died five days after giving birth, according to the lawsuit.

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital has served patients for 80 years, according to its website.