POINT PLEASANT – A Mason County couple alleges the wife incurred medical expenses because of potential exposure to a contaminated needle.
Windy Fauver and Richard Fauver filed a complaint Feb. 2 in Mason Circuit Court against Kirstin Casto, Patty Gibbs and Wexford Health Sources Inc. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on March 7, 2017, Windy Fauver underwent a mandatory TB skin test and hepatitis B vaccinations performed by defendants for her job along with seven co-workers. The suit states that seven needles were used for eight injections and because it was unknown which employee had been stuck with a previously used needle, the plaintiff underwent testing for HIV, and/or hepatitis A, B or C.
The plaintiffs holds Casto, Gibbs and Wexford Health Sources Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently failed to use eight needles to conduct eight injections for the vaccination of plaintiff Windy Fauver and her seven co-workers.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court and such other appropriate relief. They are represented by Matthew L. Clark of Kayser, Layne & Clark PLLC in Point Pleasant. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge R. Craig Tatterson.
Mason Circuit Court case number 18-C-07