LOGAN — A Cabell County couple filed suit against a hospital claiming liability in a 2013 event.
LaHoma and Charles Caserta of Barboursville brought a lawsuit against Logan General Hospital in Logan Circuit Court, claiming negligence in a June 2014 accident.
According to the filing, the defendant allowed a dangerous condition to exist in its facility on June 20, 2014 by failing to keep its interior flooring, hallways and/or walkways safe. The suit states that LaHoma Caserta slipped and fell on a wet slippery substance while attempting to board an elevator.
The plaintiffs claim personal injuries including a shattered elbow requiring surgery. The suit cites the defendant for using a cleaning machine with an alleged history of leaking water and/or cleaning solution prior to the incident.
Alleging breach of duty of ordinary care, failure to address and correct a dangerous condition, and failure to warn the plaintiff of the hazard, the Casertas cite pain and suffering; loss of wages, enjoyment of life, consortium and ability to perform household services; humiliation, embarrassment, and inconvenience.
The Casertas seeks compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs. The couple is represented by Truman Griffith of Warner Law Offices in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Judge Eric H. O'Briant .
Logan Circuit Court case number: 15-C-113