LOGAN - A man's estate is suing a doctor after the man died allegedly because surgery was not performed to cure his condition.

Cecilia May Wilson Mays, executrix of the Estate of Robert Roscoe Mays Jr., filed a lawsuit Nov. 6 in the Logan County Circuit Court against Kriengkrai Kitiphongspattana MD, citing medical negligence.

The complaint states that on Dec. 16, 2012, Robert Roscoe Mays Jr. went to Logan Regional Medical Center's emergency room with abdominal distention, nausea and vomiting. He was diagnosed as suffering from a bowel obstruction and was admitted under the care of the defendant, Dr. Kiti, according to the complaint.

Mays says on that day, Robert underwent a CT scan of his abdomen and pelvis that indicated a distended colon with the possibility of perforation or abscess of the colon.

The complaint states that on Dec. 18, 2012, Robert underwent a chest x-ray which showed obvious and extensive free air beneath the diaphragm, which is allegedly a sign of a bowel perforation and showed a perforated viscus.

The complaint states that on Dec. 19, 2012, Robert was found unresponsive and was ultimately pronounced dead. During an autopsy, he was found to be suffering from perforations of the cecum and ascending colon with spillage of fecal material in the abdominal cavity and generalized peritonitis, the complaint says.

The cause of Roberts' death was listed as being due to acute generalized peritonitis.

Mays is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages. She is being represented in the case by attorney Robert Kuenzel of Kuenzel & Associates PLLC.

Circuit Court of Logan County Civil Action No. 13-C-289

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