CHARLESTON - A woman is suing West Virginia University Board of Governors after she claims it is responsible for her husband's death.

On Jan. 28, 2012, William R. Goodwin Sr. was diagnosed with left internal carotid artery dissection by Dr. John E. Campbell while a patient at Charleston Area Medical Center, according to a complaint filed Nov. 1 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Goodwin's wife, Sharon C. Goodwin, claims he underwent an angiography by Campbell and on Jan. 30, 2012, he was readmitted to CAMC for hematomas at the sight of the angiography, according to the suit.

William Goodwin was later discharged by Campbell, who continued him on his anti-coagulants Lovenox and Coumadin and on Feb. 12, 2012, William Goodwin returned to CAMC and was unresponsive, according to the suit.

Sharon Goodwin claims William Goodwin died of brain stem herniation and intracerebral hemorrhage, according to his death certificate.

The defendant, through Campbell, acted negligently, carelessly, willfully and wantonly and/or with a reckless disregard of risk of harm and in deviation from the applicable standards of medical care in the care and treatment rendered to William Goodwin, according to the suit.

Sharon Goodwin is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Richard D. Lindsay of Tabor Lindsay & Associates.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-2051

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