Worker sues CAMC after slipping on wet floor

By Cara Bailey | Jan 22, 2007

CAMC General Hospital

CHARLESTON - A Logan County man is suing Charleston Area Medical Center Inc. because he was injured while working on equipment at one of the corporation's hospitals.

Jack Shriver was employed by Radon Medical Imaging Corporation as an x-ray and computer service technician.

Shriver was servicing a computed radiography machine on March 6, 2006, at CAMC General Hospital. Unbeknownst to him, while he was working on the equipment the floor was being mopped.

After Shriver finished his job, he went to exit the section of the hospital, but slipped on the mop water and fell violently to the floor, severely and permantently injuring himself.

Shriver, and his wife Terri, filed the suit, claimed the hospital was negligent and seeking compensation for their expenses. They also claim loss of consortium.

The Shrivers are seeking compensation of their expenses, court costs and punitive damages.

Shiver's attorney Frank Venezia filed the suit Jan. 11. The case has been assigned to Judge Paul Zakaib.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 07-C-67

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