CHARLESTON - A woman is suing Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital Association after she claims it caused a child's injuries.

Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital Association is doing business as Thomas Memorial Hospital. Greenbrier Emergency Services Inc. was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On March 3, Carol Robinson became a patient of the hospital and its emergency department contractor, Greenbrier, according to a complaint filed Nov. 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Michelle Bailey claims the defendants were negligent in their care and treatment of Robinson.

The defendants' negligence, carelessness and marked deviations from the applicable standard of care by discharging Robinson in spite of her documented stridor, failing to use racemic epinephrine and using an endotracheal tube that was too large, causing damage to her airway, according to the suit.

Bailey claims as a direct and proximate result of the negligence, carelessness, recklessness and marked deviation from the normal standard of care, Robinson was grievously injured and was forced to endure mental and physical pain and suffering.

Bailey is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by William S. Druckman and Madonna C. Estep of the Law Offices of Druckman & Estep.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-2164

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