CHARLESTON – A man is suing Riparian Investments LLC after he claims it was negligent in its care of a family member.
John Does 1 through 10; and Unidentified Entities 1 through 10 (as to Harper Mills) were also named as defendants in the suit.
Mary Dorsey was a resident of Harper Mills from Jan. 7, 2016, through Jan. 8, 2016, and suffered personal injuries and damages while a resident there, according to a complaint filed April 17 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Michael Snead claims during her time at the nursing home, Dorsey suffered a fall and a fractured right hip.
The defendants were aware of the systemic staffing problems at Harper Mills throughout Dorsey’s residency and that the staffing failures directly impacted the care of the residents, according to the suit.
Snead claims the defendants were negligent and caused Dorsey to suffer.
Snead is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by James B. McHugh and Michael J. Fuller Jr. of McHugh Fuller Law Group.
The case is assigned to Circuit Judge James Stucky.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 17-C-567