This just in: Monongalia County

By Timothy Kryaninko | Dec 1, 2006

Nov. 16
Deborah Lynn Weaver, Andy K. Weaver, and their children Dustin and Aerian v. Ervin's Auto Repair and Towing, Inc, and John Lewis
J-Clawges; PA-Paul R. Cranston
* Deborah Weaver claims that Lewis, working within the scope of his employment with Ervin's Towing, caused his tow truck to collide violently with her vehicle, causing severe and permanent injury to her and her children. She is seeking compensatory damages for medical expenses and lost earning capacity, general damages for physical and emotional suffering, as well as interest, costs and attorneys fees.
Case number: 06-C-747

Tina Marie Hawkins, individually, and as administrator of the estate of Randall F. Hawkins, and as guardian of Ally Makenzie Hawkins, a minor v. Curtis W. Davis
J-Clawges; PA-Edmund J. Rollo
* Hawkins claims that, while hunting with her husband Randall, Davis negligently discharged his firearm, thereby injuring and ultimately resulting in the death of Randall Hawkins. Tina and Ally Hawkins have suffered severe emotional and financial burdens as a result of this incident. They are seeking compensatory and general damages, as well as interest, costs and attorneys fees.
Case number: 06-C-751

Nov. 20
Charles Lee Rogers and Dorena Rogers v. Joyce Ann Thorne
J-N/A; PA-John R. Angotti
* Charles Rogers claims Thorne caused her vehicle to collide with his automobile, causing him to suffer severe physical and emotional pain. He is seeking compensation to adequately compensate his injuries, as well as costs and interest.
Case number: 06-C-760

Marlena D. Barahona and Jose Tulio Barahona, co-administrators of the estate of Lucas Armani Barahonav. West Virginia University Board of Govdernors, and West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.
J-N/A; PA-Reed Kimble PLLC
* Marlena and Jose Barahona claim the doctors, nurses and staff of WVU hospitals acted negligently in the treatment of their infant son Lucas, resulting in his death. While attempting to operate on Lucas's inguinal hernia, the hospital staff administered both general endotrachael anesthesia and a caudal epidural. When the epidural was administered, Lucas's heart rate and blood pressure declined. He suffered brain damage, and eventually died, approximately one month later. The Barahonas claim that the staff should have taken into consideration Lucas's status as a premature infant who had certain medical problems, and they are holding WVU hospitals responsible for this incident. They are seeking compensation for all losses, physical and emotion, as well as costs interest and attorneys fees.
Case number: 06-C-762

Nov. 28
Rosalie Shaffer v. The TJX Companies, Inc.
J-N/A; PA-Lance E. Rollo
*Shaffer claims that while on the property of TJ Maxx, she sat on a chair that had been placed on a display dais, approximately 4-6 inches off the ground. She claims that at least one of the legs of the chair was not positioned properly on the dais, thereby causing her to fall and sustain severe injuries. There were no signs warning patrons away from the chairs on the dais, and Shaffer claims the TJ Maxx is at fault for her injuries. She is seeking adequate compensation for her injuries, as well as interest, costs and attorneys fees.
Case number: 06-C-772

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