Couple accuses HIMG of negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 23, 2015

HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County couple is suing Huntington Internal Medicine Group after they claim it was negligent in its patient care.

David Todd Stewart was a paying patient of HIMG, according to a complaint filed Feb. 27 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Stewart and his wife, Tonya Stewart, claim HIMG was negligent and deviated from the acceptable standard of care.

HIMG failed to provide adequate, proper and safe medical care, advice and assessment to David Todd during the course of examinations, testing, care and treatment of him in their medical offices during his hospitalizations at St. Mary's Medical Center beginning Nov. 7, 2012, according to the suit.

The Stewarts claim Drs. Russell O. Snyder and Thomas E. Dannals failed to arrange proper care and treatment and/or to provide proper testing of David Stewart's biliary system.

HIMG failed to arrange for proper and necessary consultations with a physician specializing in gastroenterology when tests performed to David Stewart's led to conflicting results and did not explain the etiology of his abdominal symptoms and abnormal liver function laboratory values, according to the suit.

The Stewarts are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. They are being represented by Robert P. Welsh of the Masters Law Firm LC.

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

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 15-C-144

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