FAYETTEVILLE – A man is suing Charleston Area Medical Center after he claims it is responsible for his wife’s death.

Dr. Karen Hultman was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Shannon Sizemore had a history of high blood pressure, was on Aspirin therapy and smoked approximately one pack of cigarettes per day, all of which were known to Hultman, according to a complaint filed June 21 in Fayette Circuit Court.

Keith Sizemore claims in June 2015, his wife presented to Hultman for excessive menstrual bleeding and Hultman prescribed her a 21-day-supply of Lo/Ovral on June 5, 2015.

On June 23, 2015, Shannon Sizemore collapsed in her home and was transported to Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, where a CT scan was performed and indicated that she was suffering from an acute cerebral vascular accident determined to be ischemic and not hemorrhage induced, according to the suit.

Keith Sizemore claims Shannon Sizemore was transferred to CAMC and was listed as a fall risk, however, at 10:50 p.m. the following night, she fell out of her hospital bed and was further injured.

Shannon Sizemore died on June 28, 2015, according to the suit.

Keith Sizemore claims the defendants’ actions caused Shannon Sizemore to suffer prior to her death, be in great physical pain, trauma, anguish, pain and suffering.

Keith Sizemore is seeking compensatory damages. He is being represented by Erwin L. Conrad of Conrad & Conrad.

Fayette Circuit Court case number: 17-C-219

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