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Patient Sues Charleston Area Medical Center for Failing to Diagnose Compartment Syndrome

Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Raleigh County resident for medical negligence in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia.

The plaintiff was admitted to Charleston Area Medical Center for stent placement. He also had a thyroid disorder. After the stent placement and while in the hospital, he developed debilitating bilateral leg pain which had to be treated with narcotic pain medication.

The Charleston Area Medical Center Hospitalists caring for the plaintiff failed to recognize that he was suffering from compartment syndrome, a fact noted in his discharge summary from the hospital. The plaintiff had to undergo extensive surgeries on both legs to remove dead muscle and tissue which resulted from the delay in diagnosis and treatment.

Plaintiff now suffers from foot drop and other related conditions because of the delay in treatment.

Click here to read the complaint.

Clifton Duff v. Charleston Area Medical Center Kanawha County, W. Va. Circuit Court Civil Action No. 15-C-206.

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