James M. Beach vs. Cabell County Commission
PA- Michael C. Walker; J- F. Jane Hustead
* On Sept. 6, 2008, Cabell County EMS personnel responded to a call for assistance at Beach's residence. While attempting to transfer him from a wheelchair to his bed, Beach was dropped and his right leg was hyper-flexed, resulting in a displaced distal femur fracture, according to the suit. Beach claims the defendant negligently dropped him and failed to exercise a degree of care, skill and learning required or expected of them. He is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 10-C-0032
Alannia J. Mayes, Betty S. Smith, Mary H. Gould and Margaret S. Cade, co-administrators of the Estate of Woodrow Wilson Smith, deceased vs. St. Mary's Medical Center, Inc., a West Virginia corporation
PA- Paul K. Reese; J- F. Jane Hustead
* On Jan. 24, 2008, Mr. Smith went to the emergency room at St. Mary's Medical Center complaining of shortness of breath. The defendant determined he was a fall risk and that fall precautions should be instituted and maintained, according to the suit. The plaintiffs claim Mr. Smith was left unattended and without appropriate fall/injury protection and that he was later found on the floor beside his hospital bed, where he complained he hit his head and his right hip/leg was in pain. The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 10-C-0034
Peggy Sue Manchester, as Administratrix of the Estate of David Scott Manchester vs. Marco Solis
PA- R. Stephen Jarrell; J- F. Jane Hustead
* On Jan. 15, 2008, Solis had covered a large hole in the floor of his residence. Mr. Manchester was working on construction at Solis' residence. Mrs. Manchester claims while Mr. Manchester was retrieving some items at the end of the day he fell through the hole to the next floor down because he was unaware of the hole and did not see it because it was covered. Mr. Manchester suffered injuries to his back, legs and neck. Mrs. Manchester is seeking compensatory damages.
Case number: 10-C-0042
Mark A. Sowards vs. Delachaux Metal, Inc., Huntington Alloys Corporation, and Charles Eugene Peters
PA- J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III; J- F. Jane Hustead
* Sowards worked for Huntington Alloys Corporation from Oct. 1, 2003, until Jan. 29, 2008. He claims on Jan. 29 he severed his finger when he was exposed to a pinch-point hazard while separating heavy drums. The defendants exposed Sowards to an unsafe working condition, according to the suit. Sowards is seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
Case number: 10-C-0061