Family member alleges health care providers' negligence caused relative's death

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 14, 2018

CHARLESTON — An estate executor is suing South Charleston health care providers, alleging negligence caused a relative's death.

Fred J. Wood, executor of the estate of Judy Mae Wood, deceased, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital Association, Sound Physicians Emergency Medicine of West Virginia and Dr. Robert Romaine, alleging the defendants negligently deviated from the standards of medical care.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 24, 2017, Judy Mae Wood came to Thomas Memorial Hospital with complaints of nausea, vomiting, headache and weakness. As a result of the defendants' negligence, the suit says, Wood died. 

The lawsuit states Fred Wood was caused to suffer mental anguish, medical, funeral and burial expenses and loss of care, society and service of decedent. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to obtain a prompt CT scan and failed to initiate measures to reverse anticoagulation.

Fred Wood seeks trial by jury, judgment adequate to compensate for his damages, with interest and court costs. He is represented by attorney Larry O. Ford of Meyer, Ford, & Glasser PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-1201

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