MORGANTOWN - A Preston County couple has filed a medical malpractice suit against the West Virginia University Medical Corporation on behalf of their son.

Scott and Sherry Dumire filed a suit April 9 in Monongalia Circuit Court, on behalf of Hunter Dumire. The suit names the West Virginia University Board of Governors and West Virginia University Medical Corporation -- doing business as University Health Associates -- as defendants.

According to the suit, Hunter Dumire was injured during a circumcision procedure on Oct. 20, 2005, at the health center. The suit says the deviation of care during the procedure caused injury and damages to the Dumires.

As a result of the alleged negligence of the defendants, the Dumires have incurred medical expenses, and will continue to incur the bills for the care, treatment and hospitalization of Hunter Dumire.

They also claim Hunter has been permanently disfigured and request full compensation for the injuries and damages sustained.

Attornies Wesley W. Metheney and Steven L. Shaffer are counsel for the Dumires.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number 07-C-250

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