BECKLEY — An Oak Hill patient is suing Beckley health care providers, alleging negligence and reckless misconduct.
Lois Norris filed a complaint in Raleigh Circuit Court against Appalachian Regional Healthcare Inc., Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital and administrator Rocco Massey, alleging they negligently deviated from the standards of care and skill regularly practiced by well-qualified medical care providers.
According to the complaint, between Oct. 9-Nov. 4, 2017, Norris was the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital. On Oct. 27, 2017, the suit says, Norris suffered a fall that resulted in open reduction internal fixation of her closed right bimalleolar ankle fracture and a pressure-related skin injury.
Norris says has sustained pain and suffering, mental anguish, and additional medical expenses.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide adequate supervision, assessment and assistance to prevent her to suffer a fall.
Norris seeks trial by jury, damages as allowed by law, attorney fees, court costs and all other just relief. She is represented by attorneys Andrew L Paternostro, Jeff D. Stewart and S. Andrew Stonestreet of Stewart | Bell PLLC in Charleston.
Raleigh Circuit Court case number 18-C-395