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Daughter blames Marshall members for mother's death at St. Mary's

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 20, 2018

Medical malpractice 07

HUNTINGTON — A daughter is suing Marshall University board members, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to her mother.

Angela Maria Reyes, executor of the estate of her mother, Mary Lou Board, also known as Mary Lou Adkins, filed a complaint Feb. 14 in Cabell Circuit Court against the Marshall University Board of Governors, alleging the board's employees and/or agents failed to timely diagnose and treat Adkins' medical condition.

According to the complaint,between July 25,-July 26, 2017, Adkins was a patient at defendant's St. Mary's Medical Center for cardiac characterization surgery. As a result of hospital employees' negligent acts, the suit says, Adkins suffered severe fluid loss, went into hypovolemic shock and died hours after surgery. 

The plaintiff alleges the Marshall University Board of Governors failed to closely monitor Adkins' post-procedure bleeding complications and failed to timely bring her back to surgery to seal the perforated bleeding site.

Reyes seeks trial by jury, damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court, plus all other lawful and proper relief. She is represented by attorneys William M. Tiano and Cheryl A. Fisher of Tiano O'Dell PLLC in Charleston.

Cabell Circuit Court case number 18-C-97

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