Woman sues doctor for sister's death

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 21, 2011

HUNTINGTON -- A woman is suing a physician for her sister's death.

On Nov. 27, 2009, Marian Hyden was found dead in her apartment, according to a complaint filed Nov. 4 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Peggy Wysong, Hyden's sister, claims at the time of her sister's death, Dr. Philip Fisher was Hyden's employer, boyfriend and physician.

Prior to Nov. 27, 2009, Fisher had prescribed narcotic pain medication to Hyden and gave her narcotic pain medication without a prescription, according to the suit.

Wysong claims the defendant deviated from the standard of care by inappropriately prescribing medication to Hyden, failing to monitor her narcotic pain medication use and failed to keep accurate records relating to his prescribing medication to patients.

Hyden's untimely death was a direct and proximate result of deviations from the standard of care, according to the suit.

Wysong is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by William M. Tiano.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge David M. Pancake.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 11-C-826

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