This Just In: Cabell County

By Drew Smith | Feb 10, 2006

Jan. 17
Cullie Queen and Dina Queen, as parents of Tessa Queen v. Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc.
PA-Madonna Estep; J-John L. Cummings
* The couple from Wayne seeks for a provision in the Medical Professionals Liability Act to be declared in violation of the West Virginia Constitution. The suit claims the couple's newborn was misdiagnosed and mistreated by the Cabell Huntington Hospital and subsequently suffered irreversible brain damage. The Queen's medical bills are approaching $400,000 and seek for the $500,000 cap placed on malpractice damages to be declared unconstitutional.
Case number: 06-C-35

Jan. 19
First Sentry Bank v. Joyce Jones d/b/a Lifeline Medical Transport
PA-Randall Trautwein; J-David M. Pancake
* First Sentry is suing Jones for two delinquent loans that total $340,217.15. The suit claims Jones has failed to make payments on the loans since July 5, 2005.
Case number: 06-C-40

Lisa Milstead v. City of Huntington, Frederick H. Sammons, D.D.S, and West Virginia-American Water Company
PA-W. Michael Frazier; J-David M. Pancake
* Lisa Milstead is suing her dentist, the city and the water company for negligence after Milstead claims she tripped and fell over a manhole cover outside Sammons' office. As a result, she broke her foot and is seeking damages to compensate her for her injury.
Case number: 06-C-43

Jan. 24
Kimberly Holland v. Wheeler & Clevenger Oil Company
PA-L. Victor Navy; J-John L. Cummings
* Holland was buying kerosene at the Sun Food Mart on U.S. 60 in Cabell County in January 2004 when she slipped on a sheet of ice and fell. She is suing Wheeler & Clevenger for negligence, claiming the company failed to clear all common areas of ice and snow on the pavement.
Case number: 06-C-48

Jan. 25
Neda Schmader and Thomas Schmader v. Huntington Mall Company and Cafaro Company
PA-Eric S. Embree; J-David M. Pancake
* Schmader says she tripped on a sidewalk at the Huntington Mall in April 2005. The suit claims the fall occurred because of a sidewalk defect. Schmader is suing the mall for negligence and is seeking damages to compensate her injuries.
Case number: 06-C-49

Susan Weeks v. Chris Hutchinson and East Coast Security Services
PA-Chad Hatcher; J-John L. Cummings
* Weeks paid Hutchinson, a private investigator, $4,000 to locate her lost cat. She claims he never completed the job and has failed to return the cat's personal belongings. The suit also claims Hutchinson is not licensed to be a private investigator. Weeks is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 06-C-50

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