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Estate administration files negligence suit against St. Mary's Medical Center, doctors over patient's death

State Court

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 15, 2019

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington woman alleges a late woman's death was due to the failure of a medical team to timely diagnose her medical condition.

Kelly Ann McCallister France, administratrix of the estate of Frieda Jean McCallister, filed a complaint June 6 in Cabell Circuit Court against St. Mary's Medical Center, Marshall University Board of Governors, Dr. Gilberto Garza and Dr. Susang Limbu alleging medical negligence.

The suit states that Frieda McCallister was transferred to the defendant's facility via ambulance on Sept. 24, 2018, and was admitted due to a myocardial infarction and leukocytosis. The suit states McCallister complained of right low quadrant abdominal pain, a CT scan was ordered and surgery was recommended as the defendants thought she had mesenteric ischemia. 

On Sept. 27, 2018, the suit states McCallister developed severe abdominal pain. McCallister was transferred to the ICU after surgery was aborted and she died later that day, the suit states.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to timely diagnose mesenteric ischemia.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Richard D. Lindsay of Tabor Lindsay & Associates in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Paul Farrell.

Cabell Circuit Court case number 19-C-271

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