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Logan Regional Medical Center patient alleges hospital's negligence caused ulcers

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By Kyla Asbury | Aug 6, 2019


LOGAN – A Holden man is suing Logan General Hospital over allegations medical negligence caused him to develop pressure ulcers.

John S. Roberts III filed the lawsuit against Logan General Hospital, doing business as Logan Regional Medical Center, in Logan Circuit Court alleging he suffered from pressure ulcers that could have been avoided if the hospital had properly turned him while he was intubated and sedated.

The suit states Roberts was admitted to the defendant's hospital on Feb. 27, 2017, and was diagnosed with septic shock the following day that was secondary to pneumonia.

After several days in the hospital, Roberts alleges he developed pressure ulcers and was eventually transferred to St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington on March 16, 2017, where he remained until April 3, 2017, according to the suit.

Roberts alleges the defendant was negligent in his care.

Roberts is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and a trial by jury. He is represented by Timothy J. Manchin and Taylor B. Downs of Manchin Injury Law Group in Fairmont.

The case has been assigned to Judge Eric O'Briant.

Logan Circuit Court case number 19-C-90

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