Warner Law Offices PLLC
LOCAL: 304-881-0641
TOLL FREE: 866-617-0522
Menu Contact

Woman claims physical abuse led to mother's death in nursing home

When a nursing home in West Virginia is careless in its treatment of its residents, it may be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result. In one out-of-state case, a large chain of nursing facilities has been accused of the physical abuse of residents, leading to their deaths. The daughter of one nursing home resident who died has thus filed a suit against the nursing home chain.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff's 68-year-old mother was placed in one of the chain's nursing homes and died just five weeks later. The plaintiff claimed that the death was premature and that it occurred because of the poor care her mother received. Her mother was initially placed in the home to receive rehabilitative care after she had been hospitalized due to chest pains. According to her daughter, at that time, she was in relatively good condition and had clear lungs.

Weeks later, the plaintiff's mother ended up having to be rushed to the hospital, where her condition was considered critical. Her mother was reportedly suffering from a body temperature below 80 degrees, pneumonia and dehydration. The daughter asserted that she still did not know what happened at the center to cause the death of her mother.

If people lose their loved ones because of physical abuse and neglect, it is within their rights to take legal action. They may file liability claims, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages tied to the documented incidents of abuse. Sufficient proof of negligence is required to establish liability in a way that satisfies the civil court hearing the case in West Virginia.

Source: CBS News, "Centinela West, largest California nursing home chain, accused of wrongful death, abuse", May 18, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
10 Best 2014 - 2016 | 3 Years Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury Lead Counsel Rated Rue Ratings | Best Attorneys of America | Lifetime Charter Member 2016 Sponsor Insight | Newsweek | Premier Law Firms 2016 Nations Premier | NAOPIA | Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers Young Guns | Class of 2014 America's Top 100 Attorneys

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.