Nursing home neglected patient, suit claims

By Annie Cosby | Oct 7, 2014

BECKLEY – A Raleigh County man is suing over claims a relative was neglected in a nursing home.


BECKLEY – A Raleigh County man is suing over claims a relative was neglected in a nursing home.

Michael L. Manning, as attorney-in-fact for Marcella T. Manning, filed a lawsuit Aug. 15 in Raleigh Circuit Court against HCR Manorcare; Heartland of Beckley W.V., doing business as Heartland of Beckley; Manorcare Health Services Inc., also known as Manorcare Health Services; Manor Care Inc.; HCR Manorcare Inc.; HCR IV Healthcare; HCR III Healthcare; HCR Healthcare II; Healthcare, HCRMC Operations; HCR Manorcare Operations II; ABC Business Entities 1-10; John Doe nursing care providers; and John Doe controlling officers, managing members, and general partners 1-10, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Marcella T. Manning was a resident of the defendant companies' facility Heartland of Beckley from May 9, 2013, until June 24, 2013, during which time she experienced neglect including the defendants' failure to accurately treat and assess her condition.

The complaint states Manning fell from her bed, developed pneumonia, acquired a urinary tract infection and thrush, and suffered from malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss and hypoglycemia.

The defendants are accused of violating West Virginia Code 16-5C-1 and negligence, and the defendant companies are accused of corporate negligence.

Michael L. Manning is represented by attorney Ryan J. Duty of Wilkes & McHugh in Pittsburgh. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Robert A. Burnside Jr.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 14-C-818-B

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