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CAMC patient alleges failure to timely treat ruptured appendix led to infection

State Court

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 16, 2019


CHARLESTON – A Frametown man alleges a hospital's failure to timely treat an appendiceal rupture led to further infection and injury.

Freddie Carr filed a complaint June 5 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Area Medical Center Inc. and West Virginia University Board of Governors alleging medical negligence.

The suit states that the plaintiff presented to CAMC emergency room on July 24, 2017, with complaints of what he believed to be kidney stones. The suit states a CT scan revealed acute appendicitis and appendiceal rupture and surgery was performed. He was discharged on July 27, 2017. 

The plaintiff alleges he followed up at the Trauma Surgery Clinic on Aug. 9, 2017, and on Aug. 23, 2017, presented to Community Care due to pain in his side and shortness of breath. The suit states the plaintiff was diagnosed with meralgia paresthetica and on Sept. 13, 2017, went to CAMC Trauma Surgery Clinic where he complained of pain and feeling poorly. 

The plaintiff alleges he presented to Charleston Internal Medicine on Oct. 6, 2017, with pain and discomfort and on Oct. 9, 2017, went to the defendant's emergency room with sepsis and a number of other health concerns. He was discharged to home health care on Oct. 27, 2017.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to timely treat his rupture prior to July 2017 and that he would not have suffered an infection had it been timely treated.

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 Louis Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-580

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