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Varney couple seeks damages from STAT EMS after wife falls in parking lot

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 9, 2018

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WILLIAMSON – A Varney woman alleges an ambulance transportation service caused her to fall in a parking lot of a health facility.

Pamela S. Cantrell and Bernard Cantrell filed a complaint in Mingo Circuit Court against STAT EMS LLC alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on June 7, 2017, the defendants had parked an ambulance van outside Trinity Health Care Service Inc. to unload a wheelchair-bound patient and left the lift device and ramp on the ground. The suit states plaintiff Pamela Cantrell fell in the parking lot because of the defendant's actions and received serious and permanent injury to her shoulder. She alleges that the fall caused her to need medical expenses of more than $76,000 and suffer loss of income, pain and suffering and disability. 

The plaintiffs hold STAT EMS LLC responsible because defendant's employees allegedly negligently created a trip and fall hazards by not storing the ambulance's lift and ramp in a safe place and by leaving it unattended and without warning in a known pedestrian walkway.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages in an amount to be determined by jury, together with pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and attorney's fees. They are represented by Guy R. Bucci and Ashley N. Lynch of Hendrickson & Long in Charleston and A. J. Ryan of Ryan & Ryan in Williamson. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Miki Thompson.

Mingo Circuit Court case number 17-C-183

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