CHARLESTON – A lawsuit against Charleston Area Medical Center after a woman was allegedly stuck in an elevator has been settled and dismissed.

Abell Elevator Service Company was also named as a defendant in the suit.

The dismissal order was filed Sept. 27 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Both parties represented to the court that all matters in controversy between them had been compromised, agreed and settled, according to the dismissal order

On July 1, 2010, Emily Lamb was at Charleston Area Medical Center when an elevator door closed on her left hand, causing injuries, according to a complaint filed May 2, 2011, in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Lamb claimed CAMC had no signs or other warnings to advise her or others of the dangerous and hazardous condition of the elevator.

CAMC failed to ensure that the elevators on its premises were functioning properly and free of dangers and hazards, according to the suit.

Lamb and her husband, George Lamb, were seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. They were represented by Daniel W. Greear, Brent K. Kesner and Sara A. Jones of Kesner, Kesner & Bramble PLLC; Kevin C. Harris and Eric J. Holmes of the Law Offices of Harris & Holmes PLLC.

Abell Elevator was represented by Joanna I. Tabit of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. Charleston Area Medical Center was represented by D.C. Offutt Jr. and Jody M. Offutt of Offutt Nord PLLC.

The case was assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-707




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