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Patient alleges Charleston medical care provider's negligence worsened her condition


By Philip Gonzales | Oct 29, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County patient is suing a Charleston hospital operator, alleging negligence made her condition worse.

Nancy Perks filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Area Medical Center, alleging failure to timely provide critical medical care and treatment.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 19, Perks was at the emergency room of CAMC General Hospital with complaints of pain from an infected hematoma. As a result of defendant's negligence, the suit alleges, Perks suffered shortness of breath and severe left side weakness and a stroke days after she was discharged. 

The lawsuit states Perks remains in a skilled nursing facility. The plaintiff alleges Charleston Area Medical Center negligently removed her from lisinopril, a medication used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure.

Perks seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, costs, fees, interest and expenses and all other just relief. She is represented by attorney Woody A. Trent of Tabor Lindsay & Associates in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 118-C-1129

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