Ona man sues Cabell County Commission for EMS injury

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 8, 2010

HUNTINGTON -- An Ona man is suing the Cabell County Commission after he claims EMS injured him.

On Sept. 6, 2008, the Cabell County EMS responded to a call for assistance at James M. Beach's home and while attempting to transfer him from a wheelchair to his bed, dropped him, according to a complaint filed Jan. 14 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Beach claims when the EMS personnel dropped him his right leg was hyper-flexed, which resulted in a displaced distal femur fracture.

Beach claims Cabell County EMS failed to exercise a degree of care, skill and learning required and expected of a reasonable, prudent healthcare provider.

Beach suffered pain of body and mind; lost wages; loss of the ability to enjoy life; and incurred hospital and medical bills, according to the suit.

Beach is seeking compensatory damages. He is being represented by Michael C. Walker of Green, Ketchum, Bailey, Walker, Farrell & Tweel.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 10-C-0032

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