WINFIELD – A Kanawha County woman is suing Charleston Area Medical Center after she claims it is responsible for her brother's death.

CAMC Teays Valley Hospital, Dr. Gregory D. Kelly and Premier Health Care Services, Inc. were also named as defendants in the suit.

On Sept. 9, 2009, the defendants deviated from the applicable standard of care and were negligent in regard to their care of Harold D. Saunders, according to a complaint filed May 24 in Putnam Circuit Court.

Mary Janet McClure claims the defendants failed to provide her brother with adequate, proper and safe hospital care, advice and assessment.

The defendants also failed to safely arrange for proper care and treatment and/or to provide for proper procedures, according to the suit.

McClure claims the defendants failed or refused to provide the level of care required by law while caring for her brother.

As a result, Saunders incurred personal injury to his head and body and later died, according to the suit.

McClure is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Marvin W. Masters and Robert Welsh.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 11-C-141

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