NEW CUMBERLAND — A surviving relative is suing an assisted living facility, citing alleged negligence.
Randall James Champ, administrator of the estate of Roger W. Champ Sr. and also for Annetta Champ, filed a complaint in Hancock Circuit Court against Jaywyn, LLC d/b/a Woodland Hills Cottage and Woodland Hills Manor alleging that the defendants disregarded Roger Champ's history of wandering and confusion by placing him unattended on an unenclosed front porch.
According to the complaint, between Dec. 1, 2016, and May 23, 2017, Roger W. Champ Sr. was a resident at the defendants' facility because he suffered from dementia.
On May 23, 2017, he allegedly was left unattended on the front porch of the assisted living facility, wandered across the front yard in front of the facility and fell into the street, hitting his head on the asphalt. He was found by his daughter Annetta Champ unattended and lying in the street suffering from obvious injuries.
The plaintiff holds Jaywyn, LLC d/b/a Woodland Hills Cottage and Woodland Hills Manor responsible because they allegedly failed to exercise the degree of care, skill and learning required or expected of a reasonably prudent healthcare provider in an assisted living facility.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgement for damages, with attorney's fees, costs and for all further relief as the Court deems just and proper. He is represented by Christopher J. Wallace of The Wallace Firm, PLLC in Weirton.
Hancock Circuit Court Case number 18-C-98