WHEELING - An Ohio County woman is suing over claims she suffered severe injuries after a tanning bed slammed shut and struck her hand.

Shelia A. Abbott filed a lawsuit on July 18 in the Circuit Court of Ohio County against Premier Tanning Salon, citing negligence.

Abbott says she was tanning at the defendant's facility on March 3, when the top of the tanning bed suddenly fell and crushed her hand. She claims she struggled to get her hand free, and she was temporarily trapped inside the bed.

She claims the defendant failed to adequately maintain the tanning bed, according to the brief.

The plaintiff is seeking an undetermined amount of damages. She is being represented by St. Clairsville, Ohio, attorney John M. Jurco of Jividen Law Offices.

Circuit Court of Ohio County Case No. 13-C-232

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