HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County woman says her employer knowingly
allowed a machine to malfunction, leading to her debilitating workplace
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