WINFIELD -- A man is suing Teays Valley Emergency Physician for deviated from the applicable standard of care while he was a paying patient.
Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. was also named as a defendant in the suit.
Robert G. Jones Jr. began a patient of the defendants beginning in July 2011, according to a complaint filed Sept. 11 in Putnam Circuit Court.
Jones claims the defendants deviated from the applicable standard of care and were negligent in their care and treatment of him when they failed to follow through after ordering an MRI to diagnose his condition.
Once it was determined that an MRI was necessary to diagnose Jones’ condition, it was “below the standard of care to abandon that decision,” according to the suit.
Jones claims, if a is unable to tolerate the MRI due to pain, the MRI should have been performed under sedation and/or he should have been transferred and a neurosurgery consult should have been made.
As a result of the deviation, Jones sustained bodily injuries; suffered physical pain and mental anguish; sustained disfigurement and deformities; incurred medical expenses; sustained humiliation and embarrassment; and suffered impairment of his capacity to enjoy life, according to the suit.
Jones is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by William S. Druckman and Madonna C. Estep.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers.
Putnam Circuit Court case number: 12-C-279