Woman sues Bluefield Regional over death of newborn

By Joel Brakken | Nov 13, 2013

Bluefield Regional Medical Center

PRINCETON - A woman is suing after her newborn died due to alleged medical negligence.

April Mullins, individually and as administratrix of the Estate of Brayden Terry Mullins, her son, filed a complaint Oct. 28 in Mercer County Circuit Court against Bluefield Hospital Company LLC, doing business as Bluefield Regional Medical Center Inc., and Bruce L. Lasker M.D.

According to the complaint, Dr. Lasker was the primary physician responsible for the prenatal care, childbirth and postnatal care of April Mullins and her son Brayden Terry Mullins.

The complaint alleges that Dr. Lasker deviated from the medical standard of care and was negligent in his prenatal care of the plaintiffs, including failing to timely and properly investigate the Mullinses' physical conditions during her hospitalization on Oct. 9, 2011, and again during her prenatal visit Oct. 25, 2011, among other claims of negligence.

Mullins claims that Dr. Lasker's deviation from the standard of care led to the death of Brayden Mullins on Nov. 1, 2011.

Mullins is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages including damages for pain and suffering, funeral expenses, punitive expenses and litigation fees. She is being represented in the case by attorney J. Kristofer Cormany and Pamela A. Lambert.

Circuit Court of Mercer County Civil Action No. 13-C-434

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