Estate blames CAMC's negligence for woman's death

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 13, 2018

CHARLESTON – An estate administrator alleges her decedent's death was caused by the negligence of a physician employed by a Charleston medical facility.

Tyanna Tanner, administrator of the estate of Tammie N. Tanner, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Area Medical Center alleging that the hospital operator breached the standards of care in treating Tammie Tanner's medical condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 31, 2016, defendant's agent Aaron Sop performed an open reduction and internal fixation of Tammie Tanner's left trimalleolar ankle fracture. The suit states that admitted medical records into the defendant's emergency room reported that Tammie N. Tanner had a history of pulmonary emboli. 

The suit states Tammie N. Tanner suffered cardiac arrest on March 1, 2016 caused by a large pulmonary emboli and died the following day.

The plaintiff holds Charleston Area Medical Center responsible because defendant's agent Sop failed to order appropriate prophylactic treatments to prevent or minimize the chance of decedent suffering from pulmonary emboli.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages that are available in a wrongful death action and damages for pre-death pain and suffering. She is represented by Arden J. Curry of Pauley Curry PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-682

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