CHARLESTON — A Cross Lanes man is suing a Kanawha County Moose lodge, alleging negligence caused him to suffer injuries.
Kenneth Ryan Parker filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Nitro Lodge No. 565, Loyal Order of the Moose Inc., alleging the club operator failed to provide a safe place to work.
According to the complaint, on Dec. 31, 2016, Parker was working as an independent contractor as a disc jockey at the Moose lodge in Nitro. The suit says Parker's right heel caught on the carpeting of the stairs, causing him to pitch forward and fall.
Parker says he sustained bilateral ruptures of his quadriceps tendons, requiring orthopedic surgery and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. The plaintiff alleges Nitro Lodge No. 565, Loyal Order of the Moose failed to install handrails on the stairs.
Parker seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages, court costs, attorney fees, interest and all other just and appropriate relief. He is represented by attorneys Todd A. Mount and J. Alexander Meade of Shaffer & Shaffer PLLC in Madison.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-1219