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Patient alleges negligence of Thomas Memorial Hospital caused pressure ulcers

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By Kyla Asbury | Aug 2, 2019

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CHARLESTON – A Ceredo man is suing Herbert J. Thomas Memorial Hospital Association over allegations the hospital failed to prevent the development of pressure ulcers.

Plaintiff Gary L. Workman was found unresponsive in Putnam County on Sept. 10, 2017, and was taken to the defendant's hospital by EMTs and diagnosed with pneumonia, respiratory failure, severe sepsis, non-ST segment myocardial infarction and acute kidney injury, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.

While he was intubated and sedated, he developed pressure ulcers, which caused him to undergo a series of procedures over several months for treatment, according to the suit.

Workman alleges the hospital was negligent in allowing the pressure ulcers to occur.

Workman is seeking compensatory damages and a trial by jury. He is represented by Mark R. Staun and David B. Lunsford of Hartley Law Group in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-631

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