Woman sues Genesis Healthcare for father-in-law’s wrongful death

By From staff reports | Feb 23, 2018

CHARLESTON –A woman is suing Genesis Healthcare after she claims they are responsible for her father-in-law’s death.

The defendants also include 1543 Country Club Road Manor Operations; John Does 1 through 10; and Unidentified Entities 1 through 10 (as to Pierpont Center).

Charles Floyd was a resident at Pierpont Center in Marion County from Dec. 5, 2014, until Feb. 28, 2017, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Brandy Floyd claims her father-in-law suffered pressure sores; falls; pneumonia; weight loss; and, eventually, his death, at the hands of the defendants.

The defendants were aware of the systemic problems within Pierpont Center relating to resident care and the defendants were directly liable for acts and/or omissions due to their control, ownership and/or management of the operations of Pierpont Center, according to the suit.

Brandy Floyd claims the defendants actions created a dangerous environment for all residents, including her father-in-law.

The defendants were negligent in their care of Charles Floyd and violated various laws, according to the suit.

Brandy Floyd claims the defendants also violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act by knowingly and willfully misrepresenting themselves as a nursing home that provided care in compliance with state and federal regulations.

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

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Charles King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 17-C-1650

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