A lawsuit has been filed in Parkersburg, West Virginia alleging that inadequate care at a nursing home resulted in the death of one of it’s residents, according to the West Virginia Record. The suit was filed by a Wood County woman on behalf of the estate of her mother.
On April 15, 2009 the suit was filed in Wood Circuit Court against Ohio Valley Nursing Home, Inc. The lawsuit alleges the deceased resident sustained injuries from substandard care, neglect and abuse at the nursing home, including infections, weight loss and pain. The complaint also alleges delays by the nursing home staff in reporting infections to physicians, resulting in delays in medical treatment. The delays allegedly caused or contributed to the resident’s death.
The plaintiff is looking to recover medical expenses, funeral costs, and for the mental pain and suffering of losing her loved one. She is also looking to recover court costs and attorneys fees. The nursing home’s administrator has been named as a co-defendant in the lawsuit.
If you believe a loved one in your family has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse in the Chicago area, contact an Illinois Nursing Home Lawyer at Abels & Annes for a free consultation.