Virginia Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Moves to Federal Court

Virginia Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Moves to Federal CourtA medical malpractice and wrongful termination lawsuit filed against a Virginia hospital has been moved to federal court.

Sharon Fay Grey alleged in her lawsuit, which will now be handled by a U.S. District Court, that her bladder was perforated after she was not given a catheter following a surgery at Valley Health at Winchester Medical Center, the Northern Virginia Daily reports. Grey, who was employed by the center, alleged that after she complained about the surgery, she was fired.

In addition, Grey claims that the hospital violated the Family Medical Leave Act by denying her leave following a different surgery.

According to the Winchester Star, Grey filed her medical malpractice lawsuit against Kevin Geib, a urologist with Shenandoah Urologic Specialists. She is reportedly seeking $350,000 for the malpractice and $200,000 for the wrongful termination.

The Daily reports that a letter filed with the court indicates that a trial date will be set within the next six months.

A number of defendants in the case asked that the trial be moved to federal court and that request was reportedly granted.