CHARLESTON – A Cabell County man is suing over claims his mother sustained injuries in a nursing facility that ultimately led to her death.

Thomas Given, as personal representative of the estate of Ruby Given, deceased, filed a lawsuit Sept. 16 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Webster Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, doing business as Webster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Wisteria, citing wrongful death.

According to the complaint, Ruby Given was a resident of the defendants' facility in Webster County from April 8, 2013, until June 4, 2013, during which time she suffered from a diabetic coma and dehydration due to the staff's failure to monitor Given's blood sugar and provide sufficient fluid intake.

The complaint states this negligence caused injuries to the decedent which contributed to her death on June 17, 2013. The defendants are accused of statutory violations, negligence, ordinary negligence and reckless misconduct and wrongful death.

Given seeks damages and attorney fees.

He is represented by attorneys Andrew L. Paternostro, Sprague W. Hazard and Jeff D. Stewart of The Bell Law Firm in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer F. Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 14-C-1714

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