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Hilltop Center patient files suit over care after sustaining head fracture


By Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2019

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FAYETTEVILLE – A Nicholas County woman alleges the negligence of a Fayette County nursing facility caused her injuries.

Cherrioll L. Cogar filed a complaint in Fayette Circuit Court against Saddle Shop Road Operations LLC, doing business as Hilltop Center, and Genesis Healthcare LLC alleging negligence and other counts.

The suit states that the plaintiff became a resident of the defendants' Hilltop Center nursing facility beginning on Sept. 26, 2017, for rehabilitation. The plaintiff alleges the defendants' negligence caused her to sustain a head fracture, effusion and exacerbation of her left hip avascular necrosis.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly staff the facility and provide proper supervision.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Jeff D. Stewart, Andrew L. Paternostro and S. Andrew Stonestreet of Stewart Bell PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Thomas Ewing.

Fayette Circuit Court case number 19-C-34

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