Ambulance service providers sue health care service providers, cite negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 28, 2019

MOUNDSVILLE — Emergency transport providers are suing health care providers, citing alleged negligence.

Crystal Brown and Tri-State Ambulance Inc. filed a complaint in Marshall Circuit Court against Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corporation, et al. alleging that they failed to provide necessary information to determine whether a trip should be made given dangerous weather conditions.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Dec. 16, 2016, the defendants activated the plaintiffs' services to transport a patient during a dangerous weather condition. While traveling on I-70 West toward Columbus, the weather deteriorated and caused the ambulance to wreck. The patient and another employee of Tri-State were killed and Brown suffered physical and mental injuries and other damages. 

The plaintiffs hold Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corporation, et al. responsible because they allegedly failed to disclose that the transport was not medically necessary to save the patient's life.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court, with interest, costs and expenses and such other just and proper relief. They are represented by Mark A. Kepple and Morgan S. McKee of Bailey & Wyant PLLC in Wheeling.

Marshall Circuit Court Case number 18-C-263

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