Ky. woman blames Cabell Huntington Hospital for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Mar 27, 2018

HUNTINGTON — A Kentucky woman is suing a Huntington hospital, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Debra Riley of Greenup County, Kentucky, filed a complaint Feb. 27 in Cabell Circuit Court against Cabell Huntington Hospital Inc., alleging the defendant breached its duty to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 27, 2017, Riley, 55, was leaving Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington after a CT scan on her lungs. The suit says Riley was injured on the walkway when she tripped over a brick that was slightly raised by about 1 1/2 inches. Riley says she suffered injuries to her right arm, a fractured shoulder that required total reverse shoulder replacement and medical expenses of at least $89,354.82. 

The plaintiff alleges Cabell Huntington Hospital failed to adequately inspect the premises and correct a known flaw on its walkway and failed to provide sufficient warning that such a danger existed in the premises.

Riley seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages of more than $15,000, including reimbursement for medical costs, attorney fees, court costs, prejudgment interest and all other just and proper relief. She is represented by attorney James D. McQueen Jr. of McQueen Davis PLLC in Huntington.

Cabell Circuit Court case number 18-C-115

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