A lawsuit against Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and an emergency room physician has been dismissed with prejudice, Boyle Circuit Court records show.
The lawsuit was filed in October 2006 against Dr. Erech Bell and the hospital by Sheena Floyd, administratrix of the estate of Vicky Floyd of Crab Orchard, who died Oct. 14, 2004. The lawsuit claimed that Bell failed to perform an electrocardiogram and filed to property diagnose Floyd's condition.
The lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed Monday without payment or settlement on the part of the defendants. Bell also agreed to release any claim he may have against Sheena Floyd arising from the filing of the lawsuit, including any claim for wrongful institution of civil proceedings or malicious prosecution.
Vicky Floyd came to the emergency room Sept. 24, 2004, complaining of pain in her left side and nausea for three days, according to the lawsuit. She was treated by Bell, who diagnosed pleuritic chest pain and released her with medication. She returned Oct. 3, 2004, and was diagnosed as having suffered an anterior wall myocardial infarction. She was transferred to Central Baptist Hospital and later died.