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Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Center accused of negligence after woman's death

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 17, 2017

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CHARLESTON – An estate administrator alleges alleges her decedent suffered injuries while under the care of a Charleston care facility.

Ashley Harmon, on behalf of the estate and wrongful death beneficiaries of Betty Harmon, filed a complaint on Dec. 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Center, Harrell Memorial Nursing Home Inc., Kimberly Toney, et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that from June 1, 2016, to July 21, 2016, Betty Harmon suffered personal injuries and damages while a resident at Meadowbrook's skilled nursing home facility, including sepsis, pressure sores and dehydration. She passed away on Aug. 17, 2016, the suit states. The plaintiff holds Meadowbrook Acres Nursing Center, Harrell Memorial Nursing Home Inc., Toney, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide a properly staffed, qualified and trained personnel.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages in an amount to be determined by jury, costs of the action and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by James B. McHugh, Michael J. Fuller Jr., D. Bryant Chaffin and Ka'Leya Q. Hardin of McHugh Fuller Law Group PLLC in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-c-1874

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