WVU student says another student attacked him while he was sleeping

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 28, 2012

MORGANTOWN -- A WVU student is suing another student he says attacked him while he was asleep.

On Nov. 29, 2011, Matthew D. Malloy attacked Travis J. Pittman while he was asleep in his bed, according to a complaint filed Feb. 9 in Monongalia Circuit Court.

Pittman claims the injuries he sustained were a 1/5 centimeter laceration of his left upper lip; a 2 centimeter laceration of his left lower lip; fractures of his left maxillary sinus; fracture of his left orbital wall; fracture of his left zygomatic arch; and fracture through his left mandibular body near the left lower third molar.

As a result of his injuries, Pittman was treated at Ruby Memorial Hospital and some of his injuries required surgeries and his jaw was wired shut for six weeks, according to the suit.

Pittman claims Malloy willfully, wantonly, intentionally, unjustifiably, recklessly, maliciously and unlawfully assaulted and battered him.

Malloy breached his duty of care owed to Pittman and is liable for the injuries he inflicted upon him, according to the suit.

Pittman is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Bader C. Giggenbach.

Monongalia Circuit Court case number: 12-C-85

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