THIS JUST IN: Kanawha County

by Cara Bailey |
Aug. 22, 2008, 2:30am

July 18
James William Davis, Jr. v. A.W. Chesterton Company, et al
PA – Cindy J. Kiblinger; J – Visiting
* James William Davis filed an asbestos suit against 42 companies, including A.K. Steel and Allied Chemical. Davis worked as a laborer at A.K. Steel from 1967 to 1971 and 1981 to 1997. He worked as a supervisor at Allied Chemical from 1967 to 1971. According to the suit, Davis was exposed to asbestos dust as the result of the manufacture, sale, distribution, installation and removal of asbestos-containing products. He claims the exposure caused him to develop cancer. He seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number 08-C-1391

Dorothy Jean Preece as administratrix of the estate of Joseph F. Preece v. A.W. Chesterton Company
PA – Cindy J. Kiblinger; J – Visiting
* Dorothy Preece filed a suit on behalf of the estate of her late husband. Joseph Preece worked from 1953 to 1988 at the Owens-Illinois Glass plant in Huntington, as a glass blower. While there, he was exposed to asbestos and other harmful dusts. Preece contracted lung cancer. Dorothy Preece seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-1392

July 23
Gary W. Jones and Brandy Jones v. Sandra Brannin, D.O., Richard Brannin, P.T.
PA – Richard D. Lindsay; J – Stucky
* Gary Jones filed a medical malpractice suit against a Kanawha County doctor, claiming she misdiagnosed him, causing him further injury. Jones claims Sandra Brannin misdiagnosed his herniated disk as a torn rotator cuff, and referred him to her husband, a physical therapist. Jones claims Brannin referred him for her own monetary gain. He seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 08-C-1429

July 25
Richard D. Jones v. Master Tuxedo Charleston, Inc., doing business as Pressed for Time, Lisa Williams
PA – Pro Se; J – Berger
* Charleston attorney Richard D. Jones filed a suit against Pressed For Time, seeking reimbursement for clothes he claims they lost. Jones claims he routinely left clothes at the Charleston dry cleaners. However, during one such occasion, Jones claims his clothes were not returned and he was advised that they were lost or had been given to another customer. Jones seeks to be reimbursed for the full value of the clothing, or have the clothes returned to him.
Case number: 08-C-1442

July 29
Jonathan Crawford v. John J. Anton, M.D.
PA – Paul M. Stroebel; J – Kaufman
* Jonathan Crawford filed a medical malpractice suit against CAMC physician John J. Anton, claiming he misread a CT Scan and failed to perform further testing. Crawford claims he went to the CAMC Emergency Room with abdominal pain, when a CT Scan was performed. Anton read the scan, but failed to refer Crawford for further testing, the suit says. Crawford returned to the emergency room two days later, and was diagnosed with a right testicular infarction. His right testicle was then removed. Crawford seeks damages for his unnecessary annoyance and inconvenience, emotional distress, pain and suffering.
Case number: 08-C-1445

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