CHARLESTON – A man is suing Genesis Healthcare after he claims they were negligent during his stay at Marmet Center.

Genesis Eldercare Network Services; 1 Sutphin Drive Operations; John Does 1 through 10; and Unidentified Entities 1 through 10 were also named as defendants in the suit.

On April 4, James Jones was admitted to Marmet Center and remained a resident there until June 7, according to a complaint filed Dec. 4 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Jones claims the defendants failed to discharge their obligations of care to him and caused him to suffer from a urinary tract infection and sepsis.

The defendants were aware of the systemic staffing problems at Marmet Center and failed to fix the issues, according to the suit.

Jones claims the defendants were negligent and failed to provide the appropriate oversight, management, direction and/or control, which resulted in poorly operated nursing homes and devastating injuries to residents.

The defendants failed to provide Jones with adequate and appropriate care so as to prevent the development, aggravation and progression of infection and failed to provide him with adequate and appropriate observation and examination so as to timely and adequately intervene to prevent the development, aggravation and progression of infection, according to the suit.

Jones claims the defendants failed to provide him with adequate and appropriate nursing care, treatment and medication for infection after the development of infection in his body.

Jones is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by James B. McHugh, Michael J. Fuller Jr., D. Bryant Chaffin and John R. Cummings of McHugh Fuller Law Group.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 17-C-1653

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