Widow blames health care providers for Shahan's death

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 28, 2018

CHARLESTON — The widow of a longtime Charleston radio personality is suing a doctor and other healthcare providers, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent his injuries and death.

Londi M. Shahan, as administrator of the estate of William O'Connor "Bill" Shahan, filed a complaint Feb. 27 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Dr. Hazem A. Asshab and Charleston Digestive Disease Inc., alleging failure to exercise the degree of care, learning and skill required of a prudent health care providers.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 19, 2016, Shahan, who suffered from esophageal cancer, came to the defendants to undergo an endoscopy. As a result of defendants' negligence, the suit says, Shahan suffered considerable pain and suffering, discomfort, mental anguish and severe emotional distress until his death Aug. 25, 2016. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants carelessly placed an percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tube (PEG tube) that was transgressing through Shahan's liver.

Londi Shahan seeks trial by jury, judgment, individually and jointly, in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court and all further just relief. She is represented by attorneys Robert B. Warner, Lynnette Simon Marshall and Andrew D. Byrd of Warner Law Offices PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-192

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