HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County couple alleges the husband's stroke symptoms weren't treated in a timely manner by a medical facility.

Carter Jarell and Debbie Jarrell filed a complaint Nov. 9 in Cabell Circuit Court against the Marshall University Board of Governors alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, the defendant diagnosed Carter Jarell with Todd's Paralysis in August 2015. The suit states he later went to the emergency room at Cabell Huntington Hospital on Nov. 5, 2015, and was diagnosed with a stroke. Carter Jarell alleges he suffered permanent neurological injury to his right arm and leg as a result. 

The plaintiffs holds Marshall University Board of Governors responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently diagnosed Carter Jarell with Todd's Paralysis and his stroke went undiagnosed and untreated.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek economic and non-economic damages as allowed under the Medical Professional Liability Act, plus interest and any further relief to which they are entitled to receive. They are represented by Richard D. Lindsay and Ray W. Toney of Tabor Lindsay & Associates in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Christopher Chiles.

Cabell Circuit Court case number 17-C-629

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