Guardian alleges nursing home facility caused injuries to patient

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 11, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Charleston woman is suing a Kanawha County nursing home facility, alleging negligence in the care of a patient.

Linda K. Jackson, guardian of Jesse W. Pannell, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against 1000 Association Drive Operations LLC, doing business as Oak Ridge Center, and Genesis Healthcare LLC, alleging breaching professional standards of care and treatment.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 5, 2010, Pannell was admitted to Oak Ridge Center in Charleston. Since then, the suit says, he has sustained falls, developed wound infections, mental anguish, pain and suffering, inconvenience, incurred medical expenses and aggravation of existing diseases and physical defects.

The lawsuit states Oak Ridge Center deprived Pannell of his right to receive adequate and appropriate health care and protective and support services such as food, liquid, cleaning and toileting. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to inform Pannell's family of his health status, failed to provide a sufficient number of staff, and failed to provide adequate supervision and monitoring of residents.

Jackson seeks trial by jury, damages, attorney fees, court costs and all other relief the court deems just.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-657

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