Traci Adkins, administratrix of the Estate of Robert Harold Adkins, deceased vs. St. Mary's Medical Center, Inc.; Kenneth M. Fink, M.D.; and Kenneth M. Fink, M.D., Inc.
PA- James I. Stealy, J. Michael Benninger; J- David M. Pancake
* On May 25, 2009, Robert Harold Adkins was admitted to the mental health unit at St. Mary's Medical Center under Fink's care. Robert Harold Adkins had previously attempted suicide and suffered from depression, according to the suit. On June 3, 2009, Robert Harold Adkins was left unattended and unmonitored for some length of time and he fashioned a noose out of his bed linens and hanged himself in the bathroom doorway of his room. Traci Adkins claims the defendants breached their duty of care by failing to monitor Robert Harold Adkins. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest.
Case number: 11-C-524
Jason Douglas Freeman vs. Thomas McComas, the Cabell County Sheriff; and Greg Perry, the Cabell County Deputy Sheriff
PA- pro se; J- David M. Pancake
* On Dec. 20, 2010, Perry engaged in objectively unreasonable conduct that negatively impacted a protected right of the plaintiff, while he was being held in jail awaiting a court hearing. Freeman claims Perry choked and assaulted him three different times, tried to push his face into a toilet and put him in a headlock. Freeman is seeking judgment in the amount of $20,000
Case number: 11-C-529