CHARLESTON – A woman has filed suit against Charleston Area Medical Center over allegations its negligence caused the death of her decedent.
Melissa Ratliff, administratrix of the estate of Rodney Meador, deceased filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Area Medical Center citing the West Virginia Medical Professional Liability Act.
The suit states Meador was a patient of the defendant in August 2017. The suit states the defendant allegedly give Meador too much heparin, failed to follow the heparin nomogram and failed to notify Meador's physician of his elevated partial thromboplastin time levels.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant's negligence caused Meador's Aug. 13, 2017, death.
The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by William S. Druckman and Madonna C. Estep of the Law Offices of Druckman & Estep in Charleston.
The case has been assigned to Judge Tod Kaufman.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-364