CHARLESTON -- A Kanawha County couple is suing Boll Medical, Inc., after sustaining injuries at the company's Charleston location.

On Oct. 29, 2010, Anthony Simpson was at Boll Medical for adjustments to his wheelchair when an employee used excessive and negligent force to position the wheelchair, according to a complaint filed March 22 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Simpson claims when the employee used excessive force, he heard his right leg pop loudly and was subsequently diagnosed as having sustained a fracture to his right leg.

The defendant's negligence caused Simpson to sustain debilitating and permanent injury, according to the suit.

Simpson claims the defendant had a duty to adequately and properly supervise its employees and failed to do so.

The defendant also failed to properly place Simpson in his wheelchair, according to the suit.

Simpson and his wife, Gladys Simpson, are seeking compensatory and punitive damages. They are being represented by Richard D. Lindsay and Richard D. Lindsay II.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-469

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