CHARLESTON – A widow alleges a South Charleston physician was negligent in his care of her late husband in 2017 and that the negligence caused his death.
Meredith Huffman, administratrix of the estate of James O. Huffman III, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Mohammad Babar Yousaf, MD alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on Nov. 15, 2017, James O. Huffman III, 53, attempted a treadmill stress test was converted to a chemical stress test. The suit states the test could not be completed because he could not lay flat on a table for post-stress images because of nausea. The suit states a nurse later noticed he was blue and not breathing and they were not able to revive him.
The plaintiff holds Yousaf responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently performed a stress test on James Huffman III while he was suffering from uncontrolled high blood pressure. She alleges his negligence caused her husband's death.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory damages for economic and non-economic losses, plus an award of pre- and post-judgment interest, costs, fees, and such other relief as she may be entitled to receive. She is represented by Richard D. Lindsay of Tabor Lindsay & Associates in Charleston.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-932