BECKLEY – A Fayette County man is suing a nursing home and a hospital for allegedly providing inferior care to his mother, hastening her death.

Thomas Bryant, as personal representative of the estate of Adelaide Bryant (deceased), filed a lawsuit May 17 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Amedisys West Virginia, LLC, doing business as Amedisys Home Health of West Virginia; Appalachian Regional Healthcare Inc., doing business as Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital; and administrator Rocco Massey; alleging negligence, reckless misconduct and wrongful death.

According to the complaint, Adelaide Bryant was a victim of a pattern of abuse, neglect and poor care she endured while under the care of Amedisys from June 4-26, 2014. Although Bryant allegedly suffered a spinal fracture and was transferred to Beckley Appalachian Hospital, the suit claims she was improperly monitored, causing an overall decline in her condition, and ultimately, her death.

Thomas Bryant seeks a jury trial and compensatory damages for funeral expenses and emotional pain and suffering. He is represented by attorneys Andrew L. Paternostro and Jeff D. Stewart of The Bell Law Firm in Charleston.

Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick III is assigned to the case.

Raleigh Circuit Court Case number 16-C-316

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