PVH named in wrongful death of Jackson woman's baby

POINT PLEASANT -– A Jackson County woman is accusing the staff at a Mason County hospital in the negligent delivery of her baby.

Katie Casto filed suit against Pleasant Valley Hospital in Mason Circuit Court on Sept. 24. In her complaint, Casto alleges staff at PVH failed to provide her proper pre-natal care that resulted in her baby's death shortly after he was born.

In her suit, Casto, 19, a Kenna resident, alleges PVH failed to "adequately diagnose and treat [her], and/or fail[ed] to appropriately and timely deliver Korey Harrison," her son. Also, she alleges PVH failed to monitor Korey's pre-natal condition, and deliver him via Caesarean section.

The suit fails to provide specifics as to when she was a patient at PVH, and when Korey was born. It does state, however, he died on Aug. 30, 2009.

As a result of PVH's negligence, Casto alleges she's suffered "great mental pain and anguish, loss of services, society, guidance and companionship." Also, Casto alleges she's incurred funeral and burial expenses.

Casto seeks unspecified damages, court costs and attorney fees. She is represented by Madonna C. Estep with the Charleston law firm of Druckman and Estep.

The case is assigned to Judge David W. Nibert.

Mason Circuit Court case number 10-C-120

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