Jackson Co. woman blames CAMC for negligent child care

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 20, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A Jackson County woman is suing Charleston Area Medical Center after she claims they negligently cared for her child.

Community Health Association d/b/a Jackson General Hospital; Partners in Health Network, Inc.; and Karen Fahey, CFNP, were also named as defendants in the suit.

On July 23, 2004, Julie Morris and Rowan Morris became patients of the defendants, according to a complaint filed May 10 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Julie Morris claims the defendants were careless, reckless and negligent in their care and treatment of Rowan Morris by negligently failing to warn Julie Morris that the prior shoulder dystocia in the delivery of the child increased the likelihood of subsequent shoulder dystocia in the delivery of Rowan Morris.

The defendants also failed to properly and timely refer Julie Morris to a facility capable of caring for a high risk pregnancy, according to the suit.

Julie Morris claims the defendants' negligence caused Rowan Morris to suffer severe, permanent and irreversible deficit and damage, including Erb's Palsy.

The defendants violated the applicable standard of care, according to the suit.

Julie Morris is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Richard D. Lindsay and Richard D. Lindsay II.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-760

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