HUNTINGTON - A Huntington man is using St. Mary's Medical Center after he claims it breached its contract with him.

Vanguard Financial Services Inc. was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On Jan. 22, 2013, John R. Goodall received medical treatment at St. Mary's and shortly after, he was informed via billing statement that there was a $1,500 remaining balance on his account, according to a complaint filed June 12 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Goodall claims he contacted the billing office and made payment arrangements and began making payments on the account.

Before he could make the first payment under the agreement, St. Mary's sent an erroneous billing statement that doubled the amount due for the treatment and Goodall was forced to contact the hospital to get the bill fixed, according to the suit.

Goodall claims St. Mary's corrected the balance and he began making the agreed-upon payments.

Despite making payments in accordance with the agreement, St. Mary's placed his account with Vanguard for collection, according to the suit.

Goodall claims over the following two years, despite Goodall continuing to make payments under the agreement, the defendants repeatedly reported wrong account balances to him, applied payments for incorrect amounts and otherwise failed to responsibly and capably handle his account.

The defendants breached their contract with Goodall and caused him to suffer damages, according to the suit.

Goodall is seeking compensatory damages. He is being represented by Thomas P. Boggs of Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs PLLC.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 15-C-420

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