Jellico Community Hospital faces $2M lawsuit

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By Charlotte Underwood

Campbell County resident Lisa Myers is suing Jellico Community Hospital and Clay County Rural Healthcare for alleged negligent acts, according to court documents.

In mid-June, Myers went to the Jellico Community Hospital Emergency Room and was allegedly treated by Werner Grentz, M.D, who is also a defendant in the case.

Grentz ordered a CT Scan, which demonstrated abnormal diminished attenuation in the right posterior cerebral hemisphere, according to court documents. Grentz allegedly disregarded Myers’ other symptoms and the CT Scan and discharged her from the hospital, the lawsuit claims.

Two days later, Myers suffered middle cerebral and posterior cerebral artery stroke, which has left her partially paralyzed and permanently disabled, the court documents stated.

The documents state that, as representatives of Clay County Rural Healthcare, Jellico Community Hospital, and Grentz are both liable in the case.

Court documents also state that as a direct and proximate result of the negligent acts or omissions of the defendants, that Myers received serious personal injuries, some or all of which are permanent, and as a result, she has suffered disfigurement, continuous physical pain and mental distress and a permanent diminished capacity to enjoy life.

As a result of these injuries, Myers is seeking $2,000,000.00 and costs and a trial by jury, according to court documents.