Woman blames hip fracture, other injuries on alleged nursing home neglect

By Robert Hadley | May 23, 2016

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman is suing her nursing home caregivers over allegations that their understaffing and neglect allowed her to become injured.

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman is suing her nursing home caregivers over allegations that their understaffing and neglect allowed her to become injured.

Kathaleen Boyland filed a lawsuit April 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Stonerise Healthcare LLC, Stonerise Services LLC, Morgantown SNF Acquisition LLC, Mapleshire administrator Sonia Gibson, John Does 1-10 and unidentified entities 1-10, alleging negligence, fraud and medical malpractice.

Boyland, a resident of the defendants’ Mapleshire Nursing & Rehabilitation Center since August 2014, claims she has suffered from a pattern of abuse and neglect during her stay, the suit says. According to the complaint, she suffered a left hip fracture in March 2015 and endured delays in receiving medication, supervision and treatment. The suit says Boyland also developed pressure sores and infections from the lack of oversight.


The plaintiff seeks a jury trial, punitive and compensatory damages in an amount to be determined at trial, and litigation costs. She is represented by attorneys James B. McHugh, Michael J. Fuller Jr., Amy J. Quezon, D. Bryant Chaffin, Kendra R. Fokakis of the McHughFuller Law Group in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Judge Joanna Tabit is assigned to the case.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-C-581

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