Teays Valley Center hit with wrongful death lawsuit

By Beth Henry-Vance | Oct 22, 2013

WINFIELD - The daughter of a late Putnam County nursing home resident has filed a wrongful death suit following an alleged pattern of poor care, neglect and abuse.

Ruth Ann Boster, personal representative of the estate of Vondena Bird, filed a lawsuit on Oct. 7 in the Circuit Court of Putnam County against 590 North Poplar Fork Road Operations LLC, doing business as Teays Valley Center, and Genesis Healthcare Corp., citing negligence and wrongful death.

The plaintiff claims the defendants failed to properly care for Bird, leading to multiple falls, injuries, bruising, “possible sexual assault” and urinary tract infections, which contributed to Bird's physical and mental deterioration and eventual death on Aug. 21, 2012, according to the brief.

The plaintiff is suing for an undetermined amount of relief. The plaintiff is being represented by Charleston attorney Jeff D. Stewart.

Circuit Court of Putnam County Case No. 13-C-330

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