HUNTINGTON -- An Ohio couple is suing St. Mary's Medical Center and Scott Orthopedic Center after they claim the facilities were negligent in their care and treatment.

The Center for Wound Healing of New York and New Jersey and Dr. Kevin Brown were also named as defendants in the suit.

Roger Wood was a patient of the defendants beginning in February 2009, according to a complaint filed Sept. 22 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Wood and his wife, Brenda Wood, claim the defendants prescribed him the wrong antibiotic; prescribed too large of a dose of antibiotics; inadequately monitored blood levels; failed to appropriately record and report blood test results; and failed to discontinue antibiotics after abnormal blood tests indicated kidney damage.

As a result of the negligence of the defendants, Mr. Wood sustained bodily injuries; suffered physical pain and mental anguish; sustained disfigurement and deformities; incurred expenses for doctors, institutional care, hospital care, nursing care, medicine, equipment and related items of services; sustained impairment of his capacity to enjoy life; sustained humiliation and embarrassment; and suffered the loss of earning capacity, according to the suit.

The couple is seeking compensatory damages. They are being represented by William S. Bruckman and Madonna C. Estep.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 10-C-695

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