TG Kentucky, Spring View Hospital facing lawsuits

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By Stephen Lega

TG Kentucky facing discrimination suit

A Campbellsville man has filed a federal lawsuit against TG Kentucky. He is accusing the company of allowing sexual harassment by his supervisor.

Michael Wright initially filed his complaint in Marion Circuit Court, but moved the complaint to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on March 19.

The complaint reads that Wright worked for TG Kentucky for approximately one month and was fired in January of 2011. The complaint also noted that Wright worked for TG Kentucky's "Louisville, Kentucky facilities."

According to his complaint, he was sexually harassed by his supervisor. He has accused his supervisor of making repeated inappropriate comments, which Wright complained about at the time they occurred, according to his complaint.

He also accused TG Kentucky of firing him in retaliation for those complaints.

In their response to the complaint, TG Kentucky denies that they are a Kentucky corporation, noting that they are limited liability corporation in Michigan. The company also denies that Wright was an employee, noting that he was assigned to work at TG Kentucky by Staff Corp, which is a temporary staffing service.

The company also denies the various accusations of sexual harassment made by Wright.

Wright's attorney filed a motion on March 22, seeking to remand the case to Jefferson Circuit Court. In that motion, they noted that Wright seeks to recover less than $75,000.

On April 17, TG Kentucky's attorneys filed a response to agree to the motion to remand with the stipulation that Wright will not seek $75,000, including punitive damages, attorney fees and the fair value of any injunctive relief. If Wright does not agree to that stipulation, TG Kentucky argues that federal court remains the proper venue for the case.

Spring View Hospital, doctor accused of negligence

A lawsuit has been filed accusing Spring View Hospital and Dr. Walter Montgomery of negligence in connection with the death of Jessica Monday Ogle.

The complaint was filed by Jacqueline Renee Decker, as administrator of the estate of Jessica Monday Ogle. Decker is Ogle's mother.

Ogle was 26 years old when she died. According to the complaint, Ogle received emergency medical services at Spring View on March 9, 2010. Ogle died April 26, 2010.

Ogle was attacked by Phillip Johnson, 30, of Lebanon on or around March 9, 2010. Johnson is serving 10 years for reckless homicide in connection with Ogle's death.

The complaint alleges that Ogle received injuries as a result of "negligent acts" by the hospital and its employees.

The plaintiff is seeking compensation for Ogle's medical expenses, physical and emotional pain and suffering, funeral and burial expenses, permanent loss of ability to earn money, all other losses allowable under Ogle's estate, attorney fees and interest.

The complaint only gives the plaintiff's side of the case, and Spring View has not yet filed a response.