A man has filed suit against a doctor, claiming that he sustained permanent personal injuries when said doctor did not take his “life-threatening complaints” seriously.

According to the suit filed by Gallipolis, Ohio resident Michael Little in West Virginia’s Mason Circuit Court on February 27, he suffered brain injuries due to the malpractice of Dr. James P. Wagner.

According to court records, on December 11, 2006, Little went to Wagner to undergo treatment. Records do not make it clear whether Little was a regular patient or a first time patient of Wagner.

Little claims that he presented “life-threatening complaints” to Wagner. The suit does not specify the complaints’ nature, but Little claims Wagner failed to appreciate the seriousness of said injuries.

The suit says that at the time of the incident, Little was a patient at Pleasant Valley Hospital. He claims that during his stay at the hospital, Wagner ordered no testing related to his complaints and failed to consult with any specialists.

According to Little, his untreated complaints led to life-threatening complications. He claims the complications eventually resulted in an undiagnosed brain abscess, spinal meningitis, and two strokes that caused him “permanent and irreversible brain injury.”

Little claims Wagner’s alleged malpractice has caused him to experience physical and mental pain and suffering and incur medical expenses.

Little’s wife, Kathy Little, has been listed as a co-plaintiff and claims lost consortium and household services.

The Littles seek unspecified damages.

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