Aug. 5
Monroe Hairston, parent of Monroe Hairston II vs. WVU Board of Governors and WVU Hospitals
PA- Stuart Calwell; J- N/A
*After having pulmonary valve replacement surgery, Monroe Hairston II became paralyzed. Monroe Hairston alleges a thoracic epidural during surgery was improper and the doctors failed to monitor symptoms of a spinal cord injury. Hairston seeks judgment for general special and punitive damages, attorney fees and costs.
Case number: 13-C-584

Aug. 15
Diane Burkhalter vs. Mon General Hospital, Jamie McLaughlin, Jason Beriingo, Denise Myers and Darryl Duncan
PA- Ed Kohout; J- N/A
*Burkhalter was employed as a nurse at Mon General where she alleges her employment was terminated because her department head claimed she had a habit of calling off work even though she never received any written warnings. In addition, Burkhalter also claims she was terminated after filing a Workers' Compensation claim for a work-related injury as well as age discrimination. She is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, employment reinstatement, benefits, costs and attorney fees.
Case number: 13-C-595

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