HUNTINGTON – A Cabell County woman is suing a senior living center after a male resident at the facility struck her with a bed rail.
Aline E. Henderson, through her power of attorney Steven H. Burgh, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against Paramount Senior Living at Ona LLC alleging medical negligence and vicarious liability.
The suit states that the plaintiff was admitted as a resident of the defendant's facility at 100 Weatherholt Drive, Ona on April 14, 2016. The suit states on May 14, 2018, a male resident entered into the plaintiff's room and struck her with a bed rail.
The suit states the plaintiff was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital and diagnosed with a hematoma and laceration of the scalp.
The plaintiff alleges he defendant breached the applicable standard of care by failing to property inspect and/or secure the bed rail and failed to supervise the facility.
The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs and trial by jury. The plaintiff is represented by Mark R. Staun and David B. Lunsford of Hartley Law Group PLLC in Wheeling.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number 3:19-CV-00139