RIPLEY — A former employee is suing a Jackson County rehabilitation facility operator, alleging failure to adhere to its own policy.
Charity Adkins filed a complaint in Jackson Circuit Court against Eldercare of Jackson County LLC and Terra Parsons, alleging they violated the West Virginia Patient Safety Act and the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, on Sept. 1, 2016, Adkins was wrongfully terminated upon allegations of wrongdoing that was not investigated. Adkins says she has suffered and will continue to suffer lost wages and benefits, emotional distress, indignity and embarrassment.
The plaintiff alleges Eldercare of Jackson County and Parsons retaliated against her for refusing to overbill Medicare/Medicaid and terminated Adkins for her complaints concerning illegal billing to a federal agency.
Adkins seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, with interest, attorney fees, costs and all other legal and equitable relief. She is represented by attorney A. Adrian Hoosier II of Hoosier Law Firm PLLC in Charleston.
Jackson Circuit Court case number 18-C-80