Patient sues NSM, Invacare for damages

Thursday, August 7, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia man has filed a lawsuit in Kanawha Circuit Court against National Seating & Mobility (NSM) and Invacare Outcomes Management, claiming their negligence is responsible for injuries he sustained from his power wheelchair. Terry Hicks claims the chair accelerated at an improper time, causing him to incur serious and permanent physical injuries, including a broken leg, and medical costs, according to local media reports. Hicks claims NSM had recently repaired the chair, for which Invacare had issued a recall and was aware of defects causing unintended acceleration. Hicks seeks judgment of unspecified compensatory damages.