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Man blames 'dangerous dose' of prescribed medication for mother's death

State Court

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 9, 2019

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PRINCETON — A man alleges his mother's death was caused by a physician assistant's prescription of a "dangerous" dose of medication.

Danny R. Cantrell, as executor of the estate of Agnes Geneva Cantrell, filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against Midtowne Family Practice PLLC and Ruth Rhodes P.A. alleging negligence.

The suit states that Agnes Geneva Cantrell was a patient of the defendants and was given instructions to change medications by Rhodes on Nov. 23, 2017. The suit states the new prescription was filled on Nov. 27, 2017, and on Nov. 29, 2017, Agnes Geneva Cantrell was found unresponsive and later died.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants deviated from the standard of care and were negligent in failing to properly assess Agnes Geneva Cantrell and prescribing a "dangerous dose" of medication, the suit states.

The plaintiff is seeking punitive damages, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by William M. Tiano of Tiano O'Dell PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge William Sadler.

Mercer Circuit Court Case number 19-C-170

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