Second lawsuit accuses doctor of sexual misconduct

West Virginia

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) – A second lawsuit has been filed against a West Virginia doctor accusing him of sexual misconduct.

The Register-Herald reports the lawsuit filed Thursday says the female patient was sexually assaulted in June by Dr. Zouhair Kabbara at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley. Both the hospital and the doctor are named in the suit.

Beckley attorneys Steven New and Amanda Taylor said in the suit that their client began seeing Kabbara for undisclosed health issues in May.

The newspaper reports that hospital spokeswoman Cheryl Mitchem wasn’t available for comment and a woman answering the phone at Kabbara’s medical office said he was unavailable.

A 15-year-old girl and her father filed suit Monday saying the girl and at least 20 others were sexually harassed by Kabbara at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.

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