Man names Marshall BOG, others in medical malpractice suit

HUNTINGTON - A man is suing Marshall University Board of Governors for medical malpractice. On March 27, 2013, Danny Beckett was admitted to Pleasant Valley Hospital with complaints of perirectal pain and a physical examination revealed a likely abscess, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court. Beckett claims he underwent surgery consisting of incision, drainage and debridement of a complex ischial, rectal and perineal abscess with removal of necrotic tissue. On March 29, 2013, Read More »

Three women name company in sexual harassment lawsuits

WHEELING - Three lawsuits have been filed against EAN Holdings after former employees claim they were sexually harassed by a supervisor Brandon Michaels was also named as a defendant in the suits. Crystal Tysinger, Olivia Bowen and Sahkita Galloway were all employed by EAN and were supervised by Michaels, according to three complaints filed in Ohio Circuit Court. The plaintiffs claim during their employments, they were sexually harassed and subjected to a hostile work environment by Michaels Read More »

AG's office reaches $5.75M settlement with Nationwide

WELCH - A $5.75 million settlement has been issued in a lawsuit against Nationwide Insurance that was filed by the attorney general in 2013. By paying the $5.75 million settlement, Nationwide is released from any and all liability in West Virginia arising out of or related to the Farm Bureau discount and/or any and all claims asserted in the lawsuit, according to the settlement agreement. The 2013 lawsuit was originally filed by former Attorney General Darrell McGraw and was taken over by Patr Read More »

Putnam couple says home wasn't built to code

WINFIELD – A Fraziers Bottom couple is suing Love-Lee Construction after they claim it violated West Virginia code. JPMorgan Chase Bank, Stave Branch Land Development and Poca Valley Bank were also named as defendants in the suit. On June 13, 2013, Jason Drake and Stefanie Drake purchased real property together with a house in Fraziers Bottom to live and raise their family in a secure and safe environment, according to a complaint filed in Putnam Circuit Court. The Drakes claim the property w Read More »

Man says company didn't properly install security system

WINFIELD – A Charleston man is suing Eloop Security LLC after he claims it was negligent in installing and maintaining a security system. George Shawkey owns real property in Putnam County in which he operates a video lottery operation, according to a complaint filed in Putnam Circuit Court. Shawkey claims he entered into a contract with Eloop to provide security for the premises and on Nov. 9, the security system installed by the defendant failed to alert authorities to a breaking and enterin Read More »

Woman blames W.Va. Vascular Institute for surgery injuries

BECKLEY - A McDowell County woman is suing the West Virginia Vascular Institute after she claims she was injured during surgery. Dr. Livio Romani and Appalachian Regional Healthcare were also named as defendants in the suit. On April 25, 2013, Romani performed an exploratory laparotomy and cecotomy on Nancy Shirley at Beckley ARH Hospital, according to a complaint filed in Raleigh Circuit Court. Shirley claims after the surgery, she developed tachycardia, fever, had difficulty urinating, chill Read More »