Plum v. Mitter

In Plum v. Mitter, 157 W.Va. 773, 204 S.E.2d 8 (1974), the defendant asserted that the injured infant-plaintiff named in the original complaint could not assert a claim for medical expenses caused by the defendant's negligence because, as a dependent, the infant-plaintiff's parents were responsible for such expenses. The Court concluded that the infant-plaintiff could amend his complaint, after the expiration of the statute of limitation, to add the infant's parents as parties.