Logan Center alleged to have failed to monitor patient's fluid intake

By Carrie Bradon | May 31, 2019

LOGAN – A Mingo County woman is suing an assisted living facility over allegations a resident died due to lack of care.

Kimberly Block, administratrix of the estate of George Junior Block, filed a complaint in Logan Circuit Court against Three Mile Curve Operations LLC, doing business as Logan Center alleging negligence

The suit states that George Junior Block was admitted to the Logan Center on Oct. 19, 2017, due to Alzheimer's disease. The defendant allegedly failed to properly monitor the decedent's fluid intake and he began to show signs of weight loss and dehydration between Nov. 18, 2017, and Dec. 19, 2017. 

The suit states the decedent had to have a feeding tube placed and developed aspiration pneumonia, severe bedsores and sepsis. He died on Feb. 16, 2018, at the age of 63.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Ben Salango and Patrick Salango of Preston & Salango of Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joshua Butcher.

Logan Circuit Court case number 19-C-53

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