Woman sues Canyon Sudar Partners for nursing home negligence

HUNTINGTON -- A woman is suing Canyon Sufar Partners after she claims they were negligent in caring for her family member.

SVCare Holdings, LLC; Sava Senior Care, LLC; SSC Equity Holdings, LLC; SMV Management Company, LLC; SMV Huntington, LLC; Seventeenth Street Associates, LLC; Annica Stansberry; John Does 1 through 10; and Unidentified Entities 1 through 10 (as to Huntington Health & Rehabilitation) were also named as defendants in the suit.

In 2010, Ann Barcheck was admitted to Huntington Health & Rehabilitation, where she remained until March 15, according to a complaint filed April 16 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Pamela Renne claims during Barcheck's admission, the defendants allowed her to suffer catastrophic injuries, including a fractured hip, blood clots and improper use of pain medication.

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

Renne claims the defendants were aware of Barcheck's medical condition and the care that she required when they represented that they could adequately care for her needs during her residency at their facility.

The scope and severity of the recurrent wrongs inflicted upon Barcheck while under the care of the facility accelerated the deterioration of her health and physical condition beyond that caused by the normal aging process, according to the suit

Renne is seeking for the court to order and declare that no valid agreement to arbitrate exists in the matter and that she may bring an action against the defendants for injuries Barcheck suffered as a result of the defendants' actions. She is being represented by James B. McHugh, Michael J. Fuller Jr., Amy J. Quezon and D. Bryant Chaffin.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 12-C-245

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