BECKLEY -- A Raleigh County couple is suing over claims that Raleigh General Hospital's employees' negligence caused severe medical complications.



Chrystal Massey and Samuel Massey filed a lawsuit March 10 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Raleigh General Hospital LLC, citing medical malpractice and loss of companionship.

The plaintiffs claim Chrystal was a patient of the defendant on Jan. 29, 2013, for a right ankle fracture. The claim states Chrystal was given an overdose of pain medication, resulting in her to become unresponsive and go into respiratory distress. According to the brief, she was rushed to the critical care unit after the defendant gave her another drug to reverse the medication effects, to no avail.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages that will adequately compensate them, interest, attorney's fees, expenses and court costs.

They are being represented in the case by Charleston attorney J.B. Akers of Akers Law Offices PLLC.

Raleigh Circuit Court Case No. 14-C-209-B

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