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Charleston area medical center faces brain injury lawsuit

When someone suffers a brain injury the consequences can be devastating for that person and for his or her family and loved ones. Many times brain injuries are preventable and often they happen because someone else has acted negligently or carelessly. If someone in the Charleston area has been the victim of a brain injury they may be entitled to fair compensation for their injuries.

The guardian/conservator of a West Virginia woman is suing Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) for what he claims was negligent and careless acts. According to the lawsuit, the man claims that the medical center is responsible for the woman suffering a serious brain injury. The man is seeking damages for the woman, who he claims has suffered several difficulties, including emotional distress, loss of ability to enjoy life, medical expenses and diminution in earning power.

According to court documents, the man claims that the medical center did not properly diagnose the woman or give her the necessary care, according to West Virginia code. He says that because of those negligent acts the woman now has permanent debilitating injuries.

If a court finds that CAMC acted negligently then it may order that the medical center compensate the woman for her injuries, pain and suffering. Anytime a medical center acts carelessly or negligently and a patient is injured that person may be entitled to compensation. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer may be a good idea for anyone who finds him or herself in this kind of situation.

Source: The West Virginia Record, “Man blames CAMC for woman's brain injury,” Kyla Asbury, July 26, 2013

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