Logan Regional Medical Center named in suit over patient's death

By Carrie Bradon | May 29, 2019

CHARLESTON – An estate administrator has filed suit against a hospital and two doctors over a patient's 2018 death.

Kristen Hall, administratrix of the estate of Christopher Stratton, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Logan Regional Medical Center; Jeffrey Addison, M.D.; and James Charlton Paugh II, D.O. alleging medical negligence and other counts.

The suit states that on Feb. 14, 2018, Stratton was seen by Addison for complaints of abdominal pain and was diagnosed with renal colic and prescribed Norco for pain. 

The suit states Stratton presented to the Logan Regional Medical Center emergency room on Feb. 16, 2018, and was diagnosed with a free air perforation and abscess formation after a CT study. The plaintiff was taken into surgery and went into septic shock. The plaintiff died on Feb. 17, 2018.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants were negligent by delaying surgery, causing sepsis and his death.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. 

The case has been assigned to Judge Tod Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-386

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