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Rescare Behavior Services, others alleged to have breached standard of care

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 17, 2017

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HUNTINGTON – The administratrix of an estate alleges that her decedent did not receive proper care at a Cabell County group home.

Cynthia M. Manning, as administratrix of the estate of Edward Fumich, filed a complaint Sept. 15 in Cabell Circuit Court against Rescare Behavior Services Inc., Rescare WV Huntington Agency, Michele Runyon and John Doe alleging negligence and declaratory judgment.

According to the complaint, Fumich was a resident of Rescare Behavior Services' Eight Avenue Group Home. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to timely diagnose Fumich with the medical conditions he suffered and failed to ensure he was properly hydrated and receiving proper nutritional care. The suit states he died July 3, 2015.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, litigation costs and any further relief as the court may deem just. She is represented by Michael J. Del Giudice of Ciccarello, Del Giudice & Lafon in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Gregory L. Howard.

Cabell Circuit Court case number 17-C-530

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