Thomas Memorial Hospital accused of negligent care

CHARLESTON – A woman is suing Thomas Memorial Hospital for allegedly negligently caring for her while she was one of its patients. Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital Association is doing business as Thomas Memorial Hospital. On May 28, 2010, Karen Roberts became a patient of the defendant, according to a complaint filed Dec. 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Roberts claims during her endoscopic plantar fasciotomy, the defendant failed to apply a tourniquet with adequate padding. As a result of the defendant’s negligence, carelessness, recklessness and marked deviation from the normal standard of care, Roberts developed reflect sympathetic dystrophy and was otherwise grievously injured, according to the suit. Roberts claims the defendant’s actions also caused her to incur medical expenses for medicines, hospitalizations, doctors’ bills and other medical care and attention. Roberts is seeking judgment in an amount as yet to be determined with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by William S. Druckman and Madonna C. Estep. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib Jr. Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 12-C-2420

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