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Daughter alleges nursing home facility's negligence caused mother's death

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By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 13, 2018


WINFIELD — A Culloden woman is suing a Huntington nursing home facility, alleging negligence and wrongful death.

Brenda Black, as personal representative of  her mother, the late Coralee McFann, filed a complaint June 21, in Putnam Circuit Court against Seventeenth Street Associates LLC, doing business as Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center et al,  alleging breaching the professional standards of care and treatment.

According to the complaint, on April 12, 2017, McFann was admitted to Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center to assist with her activities of daily living. However, the suit says, the center's staff was neglectful in the care and monitoring of McFann so that she suffered multiple falls resulting in injuries and pain and suffering, and mental anguish.

The lawsuit states McFann was deprived of appropriate treatment that ultimately contributed to her death Sept. 17, 2017. The suit says Black sustained mental pain and suffering, incurred medical and funeral expenses, and the loss of companionship of her mother. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to inform the resident's family and physician of her total health status, failed to provide sufficient number of staff, and failed to provide McFaann with an adequate care plan.

Black seeks trial by jury, damages, attorney fees, punitive damages and all other just relief. She is represented by attorneys Jeff D. Stewart, Andrew L. Paternostro and S. Andrew Stonestreet of Stewart/Bell PLLC in Charleston.

Putnam Circuit Court case number 18-C-116

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