CHARLESTON – A Charleston woman alleges she needed two knee surgeries after tripping at the Charleston Area Medical Center.

Margaret King filed a complaint Sept. 25 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Charleston Area Medical Center Inc. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 30, 2015, she was walking at defendant's premises and was severely injured when she tripped and fell over a platform cart that was placed in a walking path. 

She alleges she sustained injuries to her knee that required two surgeries and caused her to suffer mental anguish, disability, loss of enjoyment of life and divers and sundry costs. 

The plaintiff holds Charleston Area Medical Center Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to maintain its premises in a safe condition and train personnel in appropriate stocking methods.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages equal to the court's jurisdictional limits, plus interest, attorney's fees, costs and expenses. She is represented by Kristina Thomas Whiteaker and David L. Grubb of The Grubb Law Group in Charleston and Wendy E. Radcliff of Wendy Radcliff Attorney at Law PLLC in Charleston. The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer F. Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 17-C-1336

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