BECKLEY — A patient is suing health care providers, alleging negligence caused suffering to the plaintiff.
Leona Gibson filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Beckley Division, against Community Health Systems Inc., doing business as Access Health Associates and Dr. Roy Roger Wolfe, alleging failure to to apply the knowledge and practice the skill and care ordinarily used by well-qualified health care providers.
According to the complaint, on Oct. 26, 2011, Gibson came to Access Health Association and was seen by Wolfe for a yearly checkup with a prescription of Fosamax 70 to treat her osteopenia. As a result of the defendants' negligence, the suit says, Gibson suffered severe pain and exposed mandibular bone, requiring several recontouring procedures.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants negligently cared and treated her by prescribing Fosamax for approximately five years.
Gibson seeks trial by jury, judgment against the defendants, jointly or severally, for compensatory and punitive damages, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, court costs and allowable fees. She is represented by attorney Richard D. Lindsay of Tabor Lindsay & Associates in Charleston.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Beckley Divison, case number 5:18-cv-01108