Couple accuses medical facilities of unlawful prescription of drugs

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 2, 2018

PINEVILLE — A Wyoming County couple is suing medical facilities and physicians, alleging medical negligence in drug prescriptions.

Greg A. Shrewsbury and Phyllis A. Shrewsbury filed a complaint in Wyoming Circuit Court against Hope Clinic PLLC, Dr. James H. Blume Jr. Dr. Sanjay R. Mehta, Rite Aid, Walgreen's et al. alleging the defendants made inappropriate prescriptions and dispensed controlled substances with known addictive qualities to individuals who sought medical assistance.

According to the complaint, since 2016, Greg Shrewsbury has sought medical treatment from the defendants but alleges he has suffered addiction to controlled substances prescribed by those defendants. 

Shrewsbury allegedly was exposed to chronic opioid use but he never properly treated his medical condition, causing him physiological dependency and placing him at risk for both drug addiction and prescription misuse. Phyllis Shrewsbury says she suffered the loss of security, companionship and services of her husband. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to properly diagnose Greg Shrewsbury's medical condition, failed to refer him to other physicians or specialists who could properly treat him in an appropriate manner, thus causing a debilitating addition to pain medication.

Greg and Phyllis Shrewsbury seek trial by jury, proper compensatory and punitive damages as as well as court costs. They are represented by attorney Joseph H. Spano Jr. of Pritt & Spano PLLC in Charleston.

Wyoming Circuit Court case number 18-C-100

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