HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County woman says her employer knowingly allowed a machine to malfunction, leading to her debilitating workplace injuries.
Rebecca Robinson filed a lawsuit April 1 in Cabell Circuit Court against Cabell Huntington Hospital Inc. and Diversified Maintenance, alleging negligence and deliberate intent.
According to the complaint, Robinson had worked for the defendant as a surgical technician since 2009. On April 3, 2014, the suit says she fell and was injured by a puddle of water that had leaked from a machine used to sterilize surgical instruments, suffering back, wrist and knee injuries. Robinson claims the machine had a known history of leaking and creating a workplace hazard, yet the hospital did nothing about this situation.
Robinson seeks a jury trial and compensatory damages, including lost wages, pain and suffering and medical expenses, plus litigation costs. She is represented by attorney Chelsea Walker-Gaskins of Gaskins Law Group PLLC in Charleston.
Judge F. Jane Hustead is assigned to the case.
Cabell Circuit Court Case number 16-C-234