Nurse claims she was retaliated against after reporting alleged chart issues

By Carrie Bradon | May 16, 2019

SUMMERSVILLE – A Nicholas County woman alleges she was constructively discharged from her employment as a nurse after she made a report about the alleged falsifying of medical records.

Candace L. Corbitt filed a complaint in Nicholas Circuit Court against Camden on Gauley Medical Center alleging retaliatory discharge.

The suit states that the plaintiff was an employee of the defendant as a licensed practical nurse from Nov. 27, 2017, until her discharge on Aug. 21, 2018. 

The plaintiff alleges in May 2018 she found that blood pressure readings that she had performed were being modified on patients' charts. She alleges she reported the issue to the nursing supervisor and when nothing was done, made a formal complaint to the defendant's human resources department on July 26, 2018.

She alleges after she filed the complaint, the defendant began to force her to work at different sites and reduced her hours. She alleges the reduction of her hours classified her as a part-time employee and she lost benefits.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Kameron T. Miller and Robert B. Warner of the Warner Law Offices PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Stephen Callaghan.

Nicholas Circuit Court Case number 19-C-27

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