CHARLESTON – A Scott Depot woman is suing the Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital over claims that a Kanawha County woman's death could have been prevented.

Martha Butcher filed a complaint of Dec. 23 in Kanawha Circuit Court against the Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Butcher's decedent, Evelyn Irene Asbury, was admitted to the hospital on June 12, 2015, for chest pains. The individual was a patient at the hospital for 24 hours, during which time she was supposed to be given Lovenox, a prescription drug which was necessary to maintaining her health. The following day, when Asbury was released, it was discovered by the medical staff that she had not been given the drug as she should have been and was administered before she left the hospital. Later that day, Asbury developed a severe headache and was taken to the Charleston Area Medical Center, where it was determined she had an intracranial bleed. She died on June 18, 2015.

Butcher is seeking compensation for all damages suffered and for all legal fees incurred. She is represented by Richard D. Lindsay of Tabor Lindsay and Associates in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 15-C-2265

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