Aug. 10
Savannah Lovejoy, infant, and Dianna Lovejoy, her guardian and next friend, and Dianna Lovejoy and Danny Lovejoy vs. Dr. Robert W. Letton Jr., MD, and Charleston Area Medical Center
PA-Kimberly E. Williams; J-Hoke
* On Dec. 30, 2005, Letton operated on Savannah in an attempted laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, according to the complaint. It says he lacerated her spleen, and a sponge was not removed after surgery. They accuse him of medical malpractice and battery for "intentionally touching and removing ... appendix without prior medical authorization."
Case number: 09-C-91

Aug. 21
Larry D. Allen and Kathy Allen vs. Pettey Oilfield Service Inc. and Dennis Eastham
PA-Jerry D. Alford; J-Hoke
* The Yawkey couple's suit against the company and its employee seeks compensatory damages of more than $500,000 for injuries suffered in a November 2007 wreck on W.Va. 3 near Hamlin. They cite at least $60,000 in medical expenses.
Case number: 09-C-99

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