CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County couple alleges several medical facilities failed to prevent a woman from developing skin injuries and other ailments.
Samuel D. Stuck and Helen Stuck, as power of attorneys of Louise M. Lemkuhl, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Area Medical Center Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times between June 20, 2016, and July 18, 2017, Lemkuhl was a paying patient at the Charleston Area Medical Center or Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. They allege that the defendants' negligence caused her to require skilled inpatient rehabilitation.
The plaintiffs holds Charleston Area Medical Center Inc., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide proper preventive measures to prevent Lemkuhl from progressive deterioration and development and infection of a pressure-related skin injury and recurrent urinary tract infections.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek all damages as well as all other relief that the court sees fit to award. They are represented by Jeff D. Stewart, Andrew L. Paternostro and S. Andrew Stonestreet of Stewart Bell PLLC in Charleston.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-803