HUNTINGTON — A Kentucky woman is suing a Cabell County medical facility operator, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and death.

Crystal Ice, as personal representative of the estate of Frankie L. Tucker, filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against Cabell Huntington Hospital Inc., alleging wrongful death and negligently deviating from the appropriate standards of medical care.

According to the complaint, between Dec. 10, 2016 and Jan. 13, 2017, and between Feb. 6,-March 21, 2017, Frankie Tucker was a patient at Cabell Huntington Hospital. As a result of the defendant's negligence, the suit says, Tucker suffered serious injuries resulting in pain and suffering, mental anguish and aggravation of existing diseases and physical defects, ultimately leading to his death April 2, 2017. 

The plaintiff alleges Cabell Huntington Hospital failed to provide adequate supervision and assistance to prevent Tucker from suffering the development of pressure-related injuries, sepsis and E. coli infection.

Ice seeks trial by jury, all damages as allowed by law, attorney fees, punitive damages and all other relief the court deems fit. He is represented by attorneys Jeff D. Stewart, Andrew L. Paternostro and S. Andrew Stonestreet of Stewart Bell PLLC in Charleston.

Cabell Circuit Court case number 18-C-154

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