WILLIAMSON – A man is suing Trinity Health Care of Mingo after he claims a family member suffered injuries while in its care.
Trinity Health Care Services Inc.; Trinity Health Care Services of Mingo Inc.; Mark Noe; John Does 1 through 10; and Unidentified Entities 1 through 10 were all named as defendants in the suit.
Bernice Auxier was a resident at Trinity from Feb. 2, 2015, through Nov. 18, according to a complaint filed May 8 in Mingo Circuit Court.
Roger Conley claims Auxier suffered from falls, a left hip fracture, right hip fracture and weight loss during her residency at Trinity.
The defendants owed a duty to residents to exercise reasonable care in providing care and services in a safe and beneficial manner and breached that duty, according to the suit.
Conley claims the defendants failed to provide Auxier with adequate fluid intake to prevent dehydration and failed to provide and ensure that she received adequate hygiene and sanitary care to prevent pressure sores and infections from developing and progressing.
The defendants failed to adequately and timely assess, monitor and/or treat the development and progression of pressure sores and infection in Auxier, according to the suit.
Conley claims the defendants actions constitute fraud and violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act.
Conley is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by James B. McHugh and Michael J. Fuller Jr. of McHugh Fuller Law Group.
Mingo Circuit Court case number: 17-C-90