Logan Co. couple alleges hospital failed to timely diagnose patient

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 26, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Logan County couple is suing the county medical center, alleging medical negligence.

Dorothy Lewis and Kenneth Lewis filed a complaint March 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against Logan General Hospital LLC, doing business as Logan Regional Medical Center, alleging violation of the West Virginia Medical Professional Liability Act.

According to the complaint, between April 25-26, 2016, Dorothy Lewis was under the care of nursing personnel employed by Logan Regional Medical Center who were responsible for her care and treatment. During her hospitalization, the suit says, Lewis did not receive appropriate and timely care despite suffering from an acute peripheral arterial occlusion. 

The plaintiffs say Lewis had to be transferred to another facility to properly diagnose her condition and, because of the delay, she ultimately lost her right leg to amputation. As a result, the plaintiffs say they have suffered economic losses, loss of household services and other associated economic losses as well as mental anguish and permanent disfigurement. 

The plaintiffs allege Logan Regional Medical Center failed to treat a patient's medical condition in the same manner that a reasonably prudent nursing personnel should have, a failure that proximately caused or contributed to the loss of Lewis' right leg.

The Lewises seek trial by jury, punitive damages and all further just relief. They are represented by attorney Arden J. Curry II of Pauley Curry PLLC in Charleston.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number 2:18-cv-00483

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