Friday, November 28, 2014

Summerton woman charged in alleged nursing home abuse - Post and Courier

A 24-year-old Summerton woman is charged with abuse and neglect of two vulnerable elder adults at a Sumter nursing home.
The Sumter Item reported Thursday that Andria Martrice Lawson was arrested Monday and charged with one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult and one count of neglect of a vulnerable adult.
Deputies say they were called to the Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center on July 25.
A 70-year-old woman told deputies Lawson allegedly struck her in the chest when she asked Lawson to change her clothes. A 71-year-old man told deputies Lawson allegedly abandoned him nude from the waist down in a wheelchair." Summerton woman charged in alleged nursing home abuse - Post and Courier:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Man says late mother was neglected in West Virginia nursing home

Clarence Logan, personal representative of the estate of Brenda Belcher, filed a lawsuit Sept. 16 in Kanawha Circuit Court against 1000 Lincoln Drive Operations, doing business as Valley Center, and Genesis Healthcare, citing nursing home negligence.
According to the complaint, Belcher was a resident of the Valley Center, a nursing facility on Lincoln Drive in South Charleston operated by Genesis Healthcare, from Jan. 22, 2013, until March 18, 2013, during which time she experienced neglect, falls and skin breakdown, which resulted in serious injuries and, ultimately, her death.
The defendants are accused of statutory violations, negligence, and ordinary negligence and reckless misconduct in failing to sufficiently staff and supply the facility. The defendants are also sued under a wrongful death claim.
Logan seeks damages and attorney fees. Man says late mother was neglected in nursing home | West Virginia Record: