September 21, 2011
A lawsuit has been filed against Teays Valley Center and Genesis Healthcare Corp. alleging that negligence contributed to or caused the death of a former resident at the nursing home. The deceased woman’s son filed the lawsuit and seeks financial compensation for the woman’s medical bills, her pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages.
The lawsuit says the nursing home is guilty of nursing home abuse as they did not implement proper fall prevention procedures which led to the woman falling numerous times and sustaining a broken hip. The suit claims that systemic abuse and neglect caused the woman serious injuries which contributed to her death or directly led to it.
Nursing home negligence causing falls and other injuries can have serious health consequences for the elderly. Family members of nursing home residents are encouraged to take legal action if they suspect nursing home abuse or neglect by contacting a nursing home abuse lawyer.