September 29, 2023

In a lawsuit filed towards Citrus Cardiology Consultants, a Village of St. James resident claims he sustained “vital accidents” that required emergency, “life and limb-saving” surgical procedure after a physician “negligently positioned stents” in his leg, inflicting a “severe perforation.”

The lawsuit was filed by legal professional Andrew F. Knopf on behalf of Barry Armstrong and his spouse, Vicki, in Sumter County circuit court docket on Monday.

The couple is accusing Dr. Brian Saluck and his workplace, Citrus Cardiology Consultants, P.A., of negligence within the “care and remedy” of Mr. Armstrong throughout a process to deal with left leg stenosis.

In response to the criticism, Armstrong first visited Citrus Cardiology at Lake Sumter Touchdown (910 Previous Camp Highway), the place Saluck practices as an osteopathic doctor, on October 16, 2021.

Citrus Cardiology at Lake Sumter Touchdown is situated at 910 Previous Camp Highway.

Throughout that preliminary go to, Armstrong allegedly complained of “numbness in each legs.” The criticism states that Armstrong additionally had a “prior historical past of stents” to his iliac arteries and “superficial femoral artery,” which led Dr. Saluck to order a peripheral angiogram.

Armstrong returned to Dr. Saluck’s workplace on Oct. 25, 2021 for the angiography and stenting. In response to the criticism, a word from the go to indicated that “orthopedic intervention” had not improved Armstrong’s signs, however there was no point out of a “referral to, or session with, a vascular surgeon.”

The criticism goes on to state that there are not any data of the angiography going down “in a hospital.”

“The angiography carried out on Mr. Armstrong by Dr. Saluck was carried out in an outpatient workplace setting,” reads the criticism.

Dr. Saluck allegedly carried out an ultrasound of each the left and proper legs earlier than starting an angiography on to repair the “proper iliac” within the “proper frequent femoral artery.”

After finishing the suitable leg, Dr. Saluck tried to “repair the left iliac” within the “left frequent femoral artery” when a “main complication occurred,” in response to the criticism.

The criticism states that whereas Dr. Saluck was “making an attempt to deal with the left leg stenosis,” he failed to acknowledge how “severely calcified the vessel was.” Because of this, the criticism claims that Dr. Saluck “shouldn’t have utilized balloon angioplasty” and will have “referred Mr. Armstrong to a vascular surgeon.”

“As an alternative, Dr. Saluck endured and triggered a perforation,” reads the criticism. The doc goes on to counsel that the physician positioned stents “fully outdoors the vessel and within the tender tissue” of the left leg.

“Because of the negligently carried out process and negligently positioned stents, a severe perforation occurred,” in response to the criticism.

The alleged perforation resulted in Armstrong needing to be airlifted to the Orlando Regional Medical Middle for “life and limb-saving revascularization procedures,” in response to the criticism.

Throughout the emergency surgical procedure, medical employees allegedly confirmed that Dr. Saluck “had positioned stents by means of the artery and into the tender tissue.”

The criticism states that Armstrong required “multiple bypass surgical procedure” and that he developed “issues” from the perforation, together with an infection and hematoma within the weeks and months that adopted. It goes on to point that Armstrong additionally required “extra hospitalizations.”

The lawsuit seeks damages in extra of $50,000, unique of “curiosity, prices, and attorneys’ charges,” in addition to a jury by trial.

Citrus Cardiology Consultants, P.A. presently operates 4 areas in The Villages at Spanish Springs City Middle, Lake Sumter Touchdown, Brownwood, and one alongside U.S. Hwy 441 in Woman Lake.