Mother, son sue physicians for negligent treatment

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 19, 2016

CHARLESTON – A mother and her minor son are suing two Charleston physicians they claim were negligent in their treatment of broken bones and infection.

Drs. John Tabit and William Wood were named as defendants in the suit.

Zachary Nolan Young was a patient of Tabit in the orthopedic surgery unit at Charleston Area Medical Center on Feb. 12, 2014, through August 2014, according to a complaint filed July 25 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Charlene Young and Zachary Young claim Zachary Young was also a patient of Wood from August 2014 and it was not until August 2014 that the plaintiffs discovered Zachary Young’s injuries were not properly healing because he was cared for in a manner that was done so negligently and below the standard of care.

The negligent repair of Zachary Young’s broken bones lead to the development of a severe infection that was never properly treated by the defendants and required surgical correction by a subsequent treating physician, according to the suit.

The plaintiffs claim the defendants failed to disclose or withheld from them information about their errors and treatment and continuously failed to prescribe adequate medications to properly treat the infection.

The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory damages. They are being represented by H. Truman Chafin and Letitia Neese Chafin of the Chafin Law Firm; and Marvin W. Masters of the Masters Law Firm.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 16-C-1125

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