The North Virginia Daily reports that the lawsuit, filed on behalf of Sharon Fay Grey, is seeking more than $350,000 in damages in the malpractice suit and more $200,000 for the firing.
Grey had worked for Valley Health at the Winchester Hospital when she was diagnosed with a chronic urinary tract infection with painful bladder syndrome, a condition which she had reportedly been treated for in the past.
According to the complaint, doctors failed to give nurses orders to void Grey’s bladder after the surgery and did not provide adequate post-surgery care. Grey contends that those actions caused her bladder to perforate and had to return to the hospital for a second surgery.
The news source reports that the suit alleges that Grey was fired after talking about the incident with hospital staff, including the attending doctor.
Grey also claims that the hospital did not comply with the Family Medical Leave Act, which entitles eligible employees unpaid leave for medical conditions.