Sunbridge Beckley Health Care, Genesis Healthcare named in wrongful death suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 21, 2018

BECKLEY – A Mount Hope woman has filed a wrongful death action against a Beckley nursing home over the alleged care her mother received.

BECKLEY – A Mount Hope woman has filed a wrongful death action against a Beckley nursing home over the alleged care her mother received.

Sandra M. Smith, as personal representative of the estate of Marsha R. Smith, filed a complaint Jan. 25 in Raleigh Circuit Court against Sunbridge Beckley Health Care LLC, doing business as Pine Lodge, and Genesis Healthcare LLC alleging negligence and wrongful death.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 26, 2017, her mother, Marsha Smith, was admitted at defendants' Pine Lodge Nursing facility. During decedent's residency at defendants' facility, the suit states she suffered infection, acute renal failure, hypoxemia and septic shock that ultimately led to her death. 

The plaintiff holds Sunbridge Beckley Health Care LLC and Genesis Healthcare LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide adequate supervision, failed to provide adequate and appropriate treatment and failed to inform decedent's family of her medical condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, litigation costs and all other relief that the court sees fit to award. She is represented by Jeff D. Stewart, Andrew L. Paternostro and S. Andrew Stonestreet of Stewart Bell PLLC in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Robert A. Burnside Jr.

Raleigh Circuit Court case number 18-C-56

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