THIS JUST IN: Putnam County

by Chris Dickerson |
Mar. 6, 2009, 1:25am

Feb. 24
Herman Harvey and Audrey Harvey vs. Seth Stinehour, D.P.M.
PA-Frank M. Armada; J-Spaulding
* The Harveys says Herman went to Stinehour with complaints about his right foot in December 2006. Stinehour noticed drainage from his left great toenail and said the nail had to be removed. The Harveys say Stinehour didn't obtain informed consent and didn't sterilize the surgical field or instrument. Severe infection to the toe led to gas gangrene, and the toe had to be amputated. Herman says he suffered pain and mental anxiety. He expects that in the future, as well, plus future medical procedures including surgery and testing. He says he has incurred medical expenses of more than $55,000, and that his wife has been deprived of her husband's services. They seek compensatory damages and interests.
Case number: 09-C-65

Feb. 27
Kimberly D. Watts. vs. Mountain State University Inc.
PA-Thomas H. Peyton; J-Stowers
* Watts, who lives in Poca, says she enrolled at Mountain State, based in Beckley, in 2005 in the nurse anesthesia program. She says she was wrongly discharged from the program in March 2007. She says the school also didn't offer and teach the classes for which she paid. She seeks compensatory damages including tuition of about $40,000, loss of future earning capacity and income, aggravation, annnoyance, inconvenience, emotional distress, embarrassment, damage to reputation, incidental and consequential damages, attorney fees, costs and other relief.
Case number: 09-C-69

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