Assisted living facility sued, allegedly neglected patient

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 14, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A patient's representative is suing an assisted living facility operator, citing alleged negligence and reckless conduct.

Leslie D. Heck, who holds power of attorney for Mary Heck, filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against The Village of Riverview alleging that it violated residents' rights to be free from abuse, neglect and mistreatment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 12, 2017, Mary Heck was admitted to the defendant's facility for rehabilitation and assistance. As a result of the defendant's negligence, she suffered a displaced femoral neck fracture, a peri-prosthetic right femur fracture and facial/scalp laceration, and a scalp hematoma. The plaintiff holds The Village of Riverview responsible because it allegedly failed to provide an environment free of accident hazards and failed to provide adequate supervision and assistance to prevent accidents.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages allowed by law, and all other items and relief that is fit to award. She is represented by Jeff D. Stewart, Andrew L. Paternostro and S. Andrew Stonestreet of Stewart | Bell PLLC in Charleston.

Cabell Circuit Court Case number 18-C-611

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