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Couple sues Hurricane physician for alleged sexual assault

State Court

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 11, 2019

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HUNTINGTON — A lawsuit was filed against a Hurricane physician by an unnamed woman and her husband after she claims he sexually assaulted her.

John Doe and Jane Doe filed suit against Dr. Paul A. Blair and his corporation, Paul A. Blair, M.D., Inc. in Cabell Circuit Court.

Jane Doe began seeing Blair at his Alex Alexa Medical Spa in Hurricane for cosmetic treatments in January 2017 and, after initial consultations, Jane Doe decided to proceed with a recommended face life procedure, according to the suit.

Jane Doe claims the procedure took place on April 6, 2017, and, afterward, she developed necrosis and experienced great pain and embarrassment. Jane Doe claims she was devastated by her appearance and was afraid to appear in public.

Blair offered Jane Doe free laser treatments in an attempt to improve the appearance of her face.

On June 14, 2017, Jane Doe arrived at her appointment and was taken to an examination room, however, instead of a female nurse taking her to her room in the past, Blair led her to her room and no female nurse was present, according to the suit.

Jane Doe claims during the visit, Blair sexually attacked and assaulted her.

In July 2017, Blair attempted to sexually assault Jane Doe for a second time, according to the suit.

Blair's conduct violated the applicable standard of care and failed to comply with ethical standards applicable to medical care providers in the state of West Virginia, according to the suit.

Jane Doe and her husband, John Doe, claim Blair's failures violated West Virginia Code and were unethical.

The Does claim the defendants' actions were "atrocious, intolerable and so extreme and outrageous as to exceed the bounds of decency."

Because of Blair's actions, Jane Doe will continue to suffer severe emotional distress in the future, according to the suit.

The Does claim the defendants' actions were negligent and were an invasion of privacy.

The Does are seeking compensatory and punitive damages. They are represented by William L. Mundy of Mundy & Associates.

Cabell Circuit Court Case number: 19-C-280

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