THIS JUST IN: Kanawha County

by Cara Bailey |
May 23, 2008, 2:30am

May 6
Stephanie L. Lambert, individually and as administratrix of the estate of Hunter S. Lambert v. Southeastern Emergency Physicians Inc., doing business as TeamHealth MidSouth, and Kenneth Dowler, D.O.
PA – C. Benjamin Salango; J – Berger
* Stephanie Lambert filed a suit against TeamHealth MidSouth and Kenneth Dowler, D.O., claiming Dowler failed to diagnose her four-year-old son with meningitis. Lambert took her son, Hunter, to Raleigh General Hospital for fever, vomiting and neck pain. She claims Dowler failed to order a lumbar puncture, which would have indicated meningitis. Hunter was sent home, only to return to the emergency room later the same die, where he ultimately died. Stephanie Lambert claims Dowler owed a duty of care to her son, which he did not provide. She claims she suffered sorrow, mental anguish and solace; loss of services, protection, care and assistance of her son; expenses for the care, treatment and hospitalization; funeral expenses and other non-economic damages. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-880

Michael McGhee, administrator of the estate of Michael McGhee, II v. Frederick Armbrust, M.D., West Virginia University Board of Governors, Neurological Associates, Inc., Michael David Hall, M.D.
PA – Richard D. Lindsay; J – Bloom
* Michael McGhee filed a suit on behalf of his son, claiming his son was improperly cared for at Charleston Area Medical Center after an ATV accident. According to the suit, Michael McGhee II suffered a head injury, which led to irreversible brain injury and his subsequent death. Michael McGhee claims his son was forced to endure mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and ultimately, suffer death because of the negligence, carelessness, recklessness and deviation from the appropriate standard of care. He seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-881

May 7
Lisa and Ronnie Kirk v. Fruth Pharmacy, Inc.
PA – Christinia Smith; J – Kaufman
* Lisa Kirk filed a suit against Fruth Pharmacy after she was injured when she slipped and fell in the Oakwood Road location. According to the suit, Kirk slipped on a white substance and fell on her left side, injuring her back, left leg and hip, and incurring more than $19,626 in damages. Kirk's husband, Ronnie Kirk, is also a plaintiff in the suit. He claims he was deprived of the consortium, society and comfort of his wife. Together, they seek sums to compensate them for their injuries and costs.
Case number: 08-C-885

May 8
Michelle Wade v. Country Road 3054, Inc., International House of Pancakes, Justin Broering, John Whittington
PA – Matthew S. Criswell; J – Bloom
* Michelle Wade filed a suit against IHOP and manager Justin Broering, claiming she was sexually harassed while employed as a server at the restaurant. Wade filed the suit against Broering, claiming he subjected her to unwanted sexual innuendo and touching. Wade claims Broering even followed her into a stock room and attempted to have sex with her, at which time she feared she would be raped. Due to the sexual harassment, Wade quit her job. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages, as well as an on-going sexual harassment training program at IHOP.
Case number: 08-C-900

Jasmine Workman v. Country 3054, Inc., International House of Pancakes, Justin Broering, John Whittington
PA – Matthew S. Criswell; J – Stucky
* Jasmine Workman filed a suit against IHOP and manager Justin Broering, claiming she was sexually harassed while employed as a server at the restaurant. Workman filed the suit against Broering, claiming he subjected her to unwanted sexual innuendo and touching. Workman claims Broering told her she had to have sex with him to keep her job. Due to the sexual harassment, Workman quit her job. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages, as well as an on-going sexual harassment training program at IHOP.
Case number: 08-C-901

Bridgette Lamb, a minor, by Jeffrey W. Lamb v. Country 3054, Inc., International House of Pancakes, Justin Broering, John Whittington
PA – Matthew S. Criswell; J – Berger
* Jeffrey Lamb filed a suit against Justin Broering, a manager at IHOP, on behalf of his minor daughter, claiming she was sexually harassed by Broering. Bridgette Lamb was hired at a hostess at the South Charleston IHOP and claims she was subjected to Broering's unwanted and illegal sexual misconduct, which caused her to quit her job. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-908




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