THIS JUST IN: Lincoln County

By Harmon Marks | Aug 28, 2009

Aug. 10
Savannah Lovejoy, infant, and Dianna Lovejoy, her guardian and next friend, and Dianna Lovejoy and Danny Lovejoy vs. Dr. Robert W. Letton Jr., MD, and Charleston Area Medical Center
PA-Kimberly E. Williams; J-Hoke
* On Dec. 30, 2005, Letton operated on Savannah in an attempted laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, according to the complaint. It says he lacerated her spleen, and a sponge was not removed after surgery. They accuse him of medical malpractice and battery for "intentionally touching and removing ... appendix without prior medical authorization."
Case number: 09-C-91

Aug. 21
Larry D. Allen and Kathy Allen vs. Pettey Oilfield Service Inc. and Dennis Eastham
PA-Jerry D. Alford; J-Hoke
* The Yawkey couple's suit against the company and its employee seeks compensatory damages of more than $500,000 for injuries suffered in a November 2007 wreck on W.Va. 3 near Hamlin. They cite at least $60,000 in medical expenses.
Case number: 09-C-99

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