Woman sues CAMC, others for nursing home negligence

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 1, 2011

CHARLESTON -- A woman is suing Charleston Area Medical Center after she claims her mother was mistreated while she was in a nursing home.

Beverly Enterprises-West Virginia, Inc., d/b/a Beverly Health Care Center a/k/a Golden Living Center-Riverside; GGNSC St. Albans, LLC; GGNSC Clinical Services, LLC; Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services, Inc.; Golden Gate National Senior Care, LLC; Teays Valley Haven Limited Partnership d/b/a Teays Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center a/k/a Teays Valley Center; and Genesis Healthcare Corporation were also named as defendants in the suit.

Helen Meadows was a nursing home resident of the defendants from March 16, 2009, until March 24, 2009, and from April 30, 2009, until Oct. 24, 2009, according to a complaint filed Feb. 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Barbara Holmes, Meadows' daughter, claims her mother was admitted to Charleston Area Medical Center from Feb. 25, 2009, until March 7, 2009, and from March 24, 2009, until March 30, 2009.

Holmes claims her mother was admitted to CAMC on Feb. 25, 2009, because she had suffered a laceration to the back of her head, progressive confusion, generalized weakness with the inability to walk, facial drooping of the left side and worsening weakness on the left side.

Meadows suffered from the development of pressure ulcers during her admission the the hospital, according the suit.

Holmes claims CAMC failed to provide appropriate care to her mother.

The nursing home defendants failed to provide Meadows with the appropriate care and treatment and failed to ensure that Meadows received sufficient fluid intake to maintain proper hydration and health, according to the suit.

Holmes claims the defendants are responsible for her mother's death.

Holmes is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Andrew L. Paternostro and Jeff D. Stewart.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-244

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