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Putnam woman blames Broadmore Senior Services for husband’s injuries, death

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 18, 2016

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WINFIELD – A Putnam County woman is suing Broadmore Senior Services after she claims it failed to care for her husband, which led to injuries and, eventually, his death.

SSA Teays Valley ALF LLC, which is doing business as Broadmore Estates at Teays Valley and is also known as Broadmore Senior Living at Teays Valley was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Wayne Saunders was a resident at Broadmore from Oct. 24, 2014, through Oct. 29, 2014, according to a complaint filed in Putnam Circuit Court.

Claudette Saunders claims during her husband’s residency at Broadmore, the defendants failed to seek treatment for a change in his condition, resulting in him being intubated against his Do Not Resuscitate status per the POST form.

Broadmore failed to provide Wayne Saunders with the level of nursing care that he required and failed to transfer him back to the emergency room, resulting in him not being timely suctioned of secretions, causing him to vomit and possibly aspirate, according to the suit.

Claudette Saunders claims the negligence and carelessness of the professionals and non-professionals at Broadmore contributed substantially in causing serious injuries to Wayne Saunders, resulting in needless pain and suffering, and, ultimately, his death.

The defendants’ acts and omissions during Wayne Saunders’ residency at Broadmore violated his right to be treated courteously, fairly and with the fullest measure of dignity, according to the suit.

Claudette Saunders claims her husband fell while a resident at the facility and suffered other physical abuse, resulting in physical injuries, mental anguish, physical pain and suffering and medical treatment expenses.

The defendants had a duty to act with reasonable care in the provision of care and services to Wayne Saunders during the course of its assisted living facility operations and breached their duties to him by and through the acts and omissions of its agents, servants and employees, according to the suit.

Claudette Saunders is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Andrew L. Paternostro and Jeff D. Stewart of the Bell Law Firm PLLC.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 16-C-149

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The Bell Law Firm, PLLCPutnam Circuit Court