A Charleston, WV man is filing a lawsuit against Harrell Memorial Nursing Home for the alleged neglect of his grandmother who was a resident at the facility from January 2009 to November of 2009. Clay Myers is filing suit on behalf of his grandmother, Raylene Evans.
According to Myers, the nursing home facility along with Oak Ridge Center and Genesis Healthcare Corporation were negligent and careless in treating his grandmother, who suffered serious injuries due to the neglect.
Myers also states in the claim that caregivers failed to inform family members as well as his grandmother of her total health status. The claim states that the facility failed to provide adequate staff to provide the nursing care Evans was entitled to, and that healthcare services provided by the facility were not in compliance with state and federal laws. Lack of adequate supervision and failure to care for Evans in a manner free of hazards were also claimed in the lawsuit, which was filed on March 15th in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Clay Myers is seeking both compensation and punitive damages from the defendants.
Nursing homes must provide residents with adequate supervision and quality care to ensure they remain safe and healthy. Unfortunately, many nursing homes today do not have sufficient staff to properly care and treat the residents that live in their facilities. When there is a shortage of staff members to handle the number of residents, neglect and injuries are often the result.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms, from understaffing to abusive treatment and failure to provide meals and medications in a timely manner. This is a topic that seems to be rampant in our country today, and one that often ends tragically for our elderly loved ones who reside in these facilities.
Brown Chiari is a team of Buffalo nursing home abuse lawyers dedicated to obtaining justice for our clients. Contact us today to obtain afor a free evaluation from one of our Buffalo injury attorneys.