A widower from Putnam County, West Virginia who claims his wife died because of the negligent care she received from a nursing home in the state, has filed a lawsuit against the facility.
Chester Rutan has filed a lawsuit naming Teays Valley nursing home and its parent company Genesis Healthcare in the lawsuit. He blames the center for allegedly causing his wife to deteriorate from neglect and abuse.
Loyce Rutan was a resident at the home for three months in 2012 when she died in September of that year. She was admitted to the center as she needed help with day to day activities and rehabilitation. Her husband alleges that the home were understaffed and had insufficient supplies to meet the needs of his now deceased wife. Moreover he claims that his wife fell a significant number of times while at the home and that staff failed to tell him and other family members about the woman’s deteriorating health.