HUNTINGTON – A Putnam County woman is suing Rose Terrace Health & Rehabilitation after she claims it is responsible for her family member's death.


Diversicare Leasing Corp. and Lynnette Smith, the administrator, were also named as defendants in the suit.


Adan Perez was a nursing home resident of the defendants from April 15, 2013, until Oct. 17, 2013, according to a complaint filed in Cabell Circuit Court.


Judy Perez claims during his residency, the defendants failed to provide Adan Perez with a safe environment and failed to provide adequate monitoring or preventative measures to prevent him from falling.


The defendants failed to develop and implement a plan of care to prevent Adan Perez from suffering from skin breakdown and also failed to timely provide sufficient interventions and treatment so as to prevent and care for the skin breakdown and prevent infection.


Judy Perez claims the negligence and carelessness of the defendants substantially contributed in causing serious injuries to Adan Perez, resulting in pain and suffering and his death.


The defendants were negligent and were responsible for Adan Perez's wrongful death, according to the suit.


Judy Perez claims the defendants also violated statutes and committed common law negligence and reckless misconduct.


Judy Perez is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Andrew L. Paternostro and Jeff D. Stewart of The Bell Law Firm PLLC.


The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Christopher D. Chiles.


Cabell Circuit Court case number: 15-C-274

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