By Rhonda Smyth, CV&T News Editor
An Estill County couple has filed a suit in Estill Circuit Court against a local doctor and his physician’s assistant claiming neglience.
April and Bobby Hoover filed the suit on Oct. 13 against Dr. Herbert W. Long and Thomas Kirby, P. A. The suit claims that on Nov. 5, 2008, while April was under the care of Dr. Long and Kirby the didn’t “exercise the degree of care and skill that would be expected of an ordinarily prudent or reasonabley competent physician or healthcare provider…causing injury to April.
It alleges that April incurred and will incur in the future medical expenses and that she has physical pain and mental anguish arising out of the care she was given by the defendants. She claims she has suffered permanent injury and is unable to work and earn money.
Bobby Hoover alleges that due to his wife’s injury he has been deprived of the society, companionship services and consortium of his wife.
April asks for judgement for her personal injury, past and future pain, suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, loss of power to earn wages, past and future medical expenses in an amount in excess of the minimum jurisdiction of the court.
Bobby asks for judgement for loss of consortium with his wife.
They are bothing asking for court costs.
They are represented by Stephen M. O’brien,III of Lexington.