Oct. 1

Gregory and Debra Wise vs. WVU Hospitals Inc. and Donald M. Whiting, MD

PA-Teresa Toriseva; J-NA

* Gregory Wise was admitted to WVU Hospitals where it was determined he would undergo surgery for a spinal cord stimulator implant. He was given a spinal epidural and, while on the operating table, experienced discomfort. He then was given additional sedation. During a point in the surgery, an x-ray was needed. At that point, Wise fell off of the operating table onto the floor. At that point, surgery was stopped and he underwent several tests to make sure there was no infection after falling. Months later, he had to have a second surgery to complete the procedure. Wise and his wife seek judgment for economic damages, medical-related expenses, pre- and post-judgment interest, punitive damages and attorney fees.

Case number: 12-C-673

Delmas Westfall II vs. KIA Motors America

PA-Michael Bailey; J-NA

* Westfall purchased a 2008 Kia Sedona with a five-year or 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Shortly after, it became necessary for Westfall to take the vehicle for repairs of a defective electrical system which caused the windshield wipers to not work. The vehicle was unable to be repaired after various attempts to do so. Westfall seeks judgment against the manufacturer for costs of repairs, damages, attorney fees and costs.

Case number: 12-C-677

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