CHARLESTON – An Ohio man says the neglect and abuse his father allegedly suffered at a nursing home is a result of a pattern of mismanagement, understaffing and reckless negligence on the part of its operators.

Bryan Rice, personal representative of the estate of Roger Rice (deceased), filed a lawsuit April 13 in Kanawha Circuit Court against 1000 Association Drive Operations LLC, doing business as Oak Ridge Center, and Genesis Healthcare LLC, alleging wrongful death, statutory violations, reckless misconduct and negligence.

According to the complaint, Roger Rice lived at Oak Ridge Center from June 12 through Nov. 8, 2014, requiring treatment and care, plus assistance with daily living activities. The suit says that although Roger Rice suffered multiple falls and suffered from skin breakdown, the defendant failed to take action to prevent further injuries. In so doing, the facility allegedly breached its duty to provide quality care to Roger Rice in a way that ultimately contributed to his death on May 20, 2015.

Bryan Rice seeks a jury trial, statutory and punitive damages, plus litigation expenses. He is represented by attorneys Andrew L. Paternostro and Jeff D. Stewart of The Bell Law Firm PLLC in Charleston.

Judge Tod. J. Kaufman is assigned to the case.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-C-564

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