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Man says late mother was neglected in nursing home

By Annie Cosby | Oct 21, 2014


CHARLESTON – A man is suing over claims his mother was neglected in a nursing home.

Clarence Logan, personal representative of the estate of Brenda Belcher, filed a lawsuit Sept. 16 in Kanawha Circuit Court against 1000 Lincoln Drive Operations, doing business as Valley Center, and Genesis Healthcare, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Belcher was a resident of the Valley Center, a nursing facility on Lincoln Drive in South Charleston operated by Genesis Healthcare, from Jan. 22, 2013, until March 18, 2013, during which time she experienced neglect, falls and skin breakdown, which resulted in serious injuries and, ultimately, her death.

The defendants are accused of statutory violations, negligence, and ordinary negligence and reckless misconduct in failing to sufficiently staff and supply the facility. The defendants are also sued under a wrongful death claim.

Logan seeks damages and attorney fees.

He is represented by attorneys Andrew L. Paternostro, Sprague W. Hazard and Jeff D. Stewart of The Bell Law Firm in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer F. Bailey.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 14-C-1713

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