Beckley doctor hit with lawsuit

By Whitney Brakken | Oct 9, 2013

BECKLEY - A Summers County woman is suing over claims that a doctor provided inadequate medical care.

Diana Cook filed a lawsuit Aug. 14 in the Circuit Court of Raleigh County against Dr. David L. Stuart, citing negligence and medical professional liability.

The plaintiff alleges that Dr. Stuart negligently performed medical examinations and a cholecystectomy procedure on July 7, 2011. As a result of the defendant's negligent actions, Cook suffered further injury requiring major surgery, according to the complaint.

The plaintiff is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages.

She is being represented by Charleston attorneys Sprague W. Hazard, Andrew L. Paternostro and Jeff D. Stewart of The Bell Law Firm PLLC and Fayetteville attorney Kevin B. Burgess of Hamilton, Burgess, Young & Pollard PLLC.

Circuit Court of Raleigh County Case No. 13-C-653.

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