Woman blames Primecare Medical for family member's death

By Kyla Asbury | Jan 23, 2012

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing Primecare Medical after she claims they are responsible for her family member's death.

Primecare Medical of West Virginia, Inc., was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On Dec. 31, 2009, Brian Radabaugh was ordered detained at the South Central Regional Jail facility, according to a complaint filed Dec. 23 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Sharon Honaker claims Radabaugh became progressively ill and died on Jan. 10, 2010.

The defendants did not adequately assess and monitor Radabaugh's complaints and symptoms of an acute abdomen, according to the suit.

Honaker claims they did not report Radabaugh's complaints and symptoms of an acute abdomen to a physician or send Radabaugh to a local emergency room for evaluation and treatment.

The defendants did not obtain all the lab tests ordered for Radabaugh on Jan. 5, 2010, by the jail physician, according to the suit.

Honaker claims the also did not call and report the extremely abnormal CBC results on Jan. 6, 2010, to the jail physician.

The defendants were responsible for Radabaugh's wrongful death on Jan. 10, 2010, according to the suit.

Honaker is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Henry E. Wood III.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-2300

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