CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing HCR Manorcare after she claims her family member was neglected while he was a resident.

Manor Care, Inc.; HCR Manor Care Services, Inc.; Health Care and Retirement Corporation of America, LLC; Heartland Employment Services, LLC; Heartland of Beckley WV, LLC; HCR Manorcare West Virginia Properties, LLC; Jo Claire Hanshew; John Does 1 through 10; and Unidentified Entities 1 through 10 (as to Heartland of Beckley) were also named as defendants in the suit.

Arcel Rose was a resident of the defendants' nursing facility from 2006 through 2009, according to a complaint filed March 28 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Angela Black claims Rose was neglected while living in the nursing home and died March 5, 2009.

Black claims the defendants caused Rose's accelerated health and physical condition deterioration beyond that caused by the normal aging process, which caused physical and emotional trauma, including dehydration, malnutrition, infections, pressure sores and death.

The defendants caused Rose to lose his personal dignity and extreme and unnecessary pain, degradation, anguish, otherwise unnecessary hospitalizations, disfigurement and emotional trauma, according to the suit.

Black is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by James B. McHugh, Michael J. Fuller Jr. and D. Bryant Chaffin.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-507

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