West Virginia Nursing Home Faces Lawsuit Over Patient Death
Posted on behalf of Stewart Bell, PLLC on Mar 02, 2016 in Nursing Home Injury or Death
A Cabell County man has filed a lawsuit against a local nursing home facility alleging an extreme amount of abuse and neglect by staff members caused the death of his grandfather.
The man filed the suit last month against Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Huntington, West Virginia.
The lawsuit is not the first to be filed against the nursing home, as it has faced numerous lawsuits pertaining to the death of a resident due to lack of proper care.
Suspected Abuse and Neglect Leads to Resident’s Death
According to the lawsuit, the Cabell County man’s grandfather received gravely inadequate care while residing at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center.
The grandfather was subjected to physical abuse and neglect on a regular basis, causing him to suffer from multiple injuries and severe mental anguish.
On numerous occasions, the man’s grandfather fell while under the care of Huntington Health's staff members, who in turn did nothing to help him or to address the injuries he sustained after the falls.
The lawsuit also claims the grandfather was deprived of adequate nutrition, suffered from skin breakdown, was in constant physical pain and was denied medical treatment on a consistent basis.
The lawsuit states that the grandfather’s significant injuries and the repeated episodes of neglect that he was subjected to greatly contributed to his passing in May 2014.
Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center has been rated as a “Below Average” facility by Medicare. It has also been flagged by Medicare as a nursing home that has the potential to cause “more than minimal harm” to its residents.
If your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect while residing at an elder care facility, contact the nursing home abuse lawyers at Stewart Bell, PLLC today. We care about our elderly citizens and will fight tirelessly for the justice they deserve.