CHARLESTON – A woman is suing over claims that she was injured at her workplace due to an elevator malfunction.

Sherry Withrow filed a lawsuit in the Kanawha Circuit Court against Frontier Communications of America Inc., Citizens Telecom Services Company LLC and Otis Elevator Company citing negligence.

According to the plaintiff, on Sept. 9, 2013, Withrow was trapped between the two doors of an elevator at her workplace. Withrow claims that the elevator malfunctioned and left her lodged between the two elevator doors. She alleges that the accident resulted in serious injuries to her left shoulder, arm and fingers.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in the form of special, general, exemplary and punitive damages.

Withrow is represented by Sissonville-based attorney Walton S. Shepherd III.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 15-C-1701

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