Daughter alleges nursing home negligence led to her mother's death

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 28, 2019

CHARLESTON — A daughter is suing a nursing care facility citing alleged statutory violations, negligence, ordinary negligence, reckless misconduct and wrongful death.

Ethel Price filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Sunbridge Dunbar Health Care LLC d/b/a Dunbar Center and Genesis Healthcare LLC, alleging that they negligently and carelessly provided nursing care services to her mother.

According to the complaint, Price alleges that between May 14, 2016, and January 29, 2018, Zelma Burgess, her mother, was a resident at the facility of the defendants. While a resident at Dunbar Center, Burgess suffered from multiple falls and neglect, resulting in injuries that ultimately led or contributed to her death.

The plaintiff holds Sunbridge Dunbar Health Care LLC d/b/a Dunbar Center and Genesis Healthcare LLC responsible because they allegedly had a duty to act with reasonable care in the supervision of care and services to its residents, which they breached because of their negligent acts which include but are not limited to their failure to provide Burgess with her basic needs and assistance with activities of her daily living. Additionally, they failed to keep Burgess and her family members fully informed about her health condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages allowable under West Virginia law, attorneys' fees and costs, punitive damages and other items and relief the Court deems fit to award. She is represented by Jeff D. Stewart, Andrew L. Paternostro and S Andrew Stonestreet of Stewart | Bell PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 19C66

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