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Former Montgomery General ER doctor claims he was asked to falsify a patient's chart


By Marian Johns | May 18, 2020

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FAYETTEVILLE — A former Montgomery General Hospital emergency room physician claims he was asked to falsify a patient's chart to save costs.

Louis Yancich, DO filed a complaint in Fayette Circuit Court against Montgomery General Hospital alleging breach of contract and violation of the West Virginia Patient Safety Act. 

Yancich entered into a "physician employment agreement" with Montgomery General on March 19, 2018, to work as an emergency room physician. He alleges that after complaining to Montgomery's chief operating officer regarding medication distribution, patient drug screening and being asked to mark a patient's chart incorrectly to save costs, he was not scheduled any shifts for the remaining two months of his contract and was denied transitional benefits. 

Yancich seeks monetary relief, trial by jury, interest and all other just relief. He is represented by Kirk Lightner of New, Taylor & Associates in Charleston. 

This case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Paul Blake, Jr.

 Fayette Circuit Court case number 20-C-24

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