Hurricane woman sues CAMC Teays Valley for mother's death

By Kyla Asbury | May 19, 2011

WINFIELD – A Hurricane woman is suing CAMC Teays Valley Hospital after she claims they are responsible for her mother's death.

On May 11, 2009, Cathy L. Bailey presented to the emergency department at CAMC Teays Valley Hospital for shortness of breath with exertion, according to a complaint filed May 12 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Jeana Stonestreet, Bailey's daughter, claims there was an extremely long period of time passed before the hospital staff assessed Bailey.

Bailey was a diabetic and insulin dependent when she presented to the emergency department and her glucometer reading did not reveal a number because it was too high to register, according to the suit.

Stonestreet claims her mother was not immediately placed on a cardiac monitor despite the fact that she was having shortness of breath, tachycardia, diabetes and hypercalcemia.

Dr. Richard B. Kline was the physician in charge of Bailey's care during her stay in the hospital, according to the suit.

Stonestreet claims the defendants deviated from the acceptable standard of care and Bailey went into cardiac arrest on May 12, 2009, and died.

Stonestreet is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by R. Edison Hill.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 11-C-127

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