PRINCETON – An estate's executor is
suing over allegations that a wrongful death was caused by the negligence of
Amy Vaulton, as executor of the estate
of Lois W. Perkins, filed the suit May 25 in Mercer Circuit Court
against Dr. Stephen H. Blaydes; Blaydes Eye Associates Inc., doing business as
Blaydes Clinic Hospital; Bluefield Hospital Company LLC, doing business as
Bluefield Regional Medical Center; Dr. Sandeep Vardan; and Cardiomed
Perkins died on March
26, 2014, at age 81, as the result of alleged negligence in determining her
fitness for surgery. the suit says. According to the complaint, she had consulted
with Blaydes about cataract surgery and he recommended that
Perkins make an appointment with Vardan, her primary care provider,
to set up a stress test to determine her fitness for surgery. That
test took place March 6, 2014, the suit claims.
According to the complaint,
the test indicated risk factors such as Perkins' age, hypertension,
diabetes, myocardial infarction, cardiac catheter and past bypass
surgery, but she was cleared for the surgery.
Perkins died, the suit
alleges, because her body couldn't withstand the surgery.
Because of the defendants'
alleged negligence, Vaulton seeks punitive and direct damages,
expenses for funeral and cremation, attorney fees, interest, and
other damages as determined by a jury. She is represented by Kevin
P. Davis in Charleston.
Mercer Circuit Court Case