Woman alleges Huntington Health and Rehabilitation provided negligent care

By Robert Creenan | Oct 21, 2016

HUNTINGTON – A Huntington woman alleges negligent care at a nursing facility resulted in injuries to a resident.

Tammy Kansala, as power of attorney for William Gwinn, filed a suit against Seventeenth Street Associates, doing business as Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center, SavaSeniorCare Administrative Services, SavaSeniorCare Consulting and Annica Stansberry, in Cabell Circuit Court alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, Gwinn was a resident of the defendants' nursing facility Huntington Health and Rehabilitation from October 2014 to December 2014. The plaintiff alleges that while in their care, Gwinn developed pressure-related skin injuries. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to keep Gwinn’s family and physician fully informed of his health status, failed to provide a sufficient number of staff, failed to provide adequate service that follows federal and state rules and regulations, failed to assess and report changes in Gwinn’s health status, and failed to provide adequate supervision to prevent falls or injuries.

The plaintiff demands a trial by jury and seeks all damages that are allowed under law. The plaintiff is represented by Andrew L. Paternostro, Jeff D. Stewart and Shayla M. Rigsby of The Bell Law Firm in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.


Cabell Circuit Court Case number 16-C-554

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