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Mercer County Nursing & Rehab faces negligence suit after patient develops skin injuries, UTI

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By Marian Johns | Jan 27, 2020

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PRINCETON – A Bluefield nursing home is facing a negligence claim after a patient developed skin injuries and a urinary tract infection. 

Mark White, power of attorney of Joe White, filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against Mercer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center LLC, doing business as Mercer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center; Wisteria LLC; and AMFM LLC alleging negligence and reckless misconduct. 

The suit states Joe White became a resident of Mercer Nursing & Rehabilitation on Feb. 1, 2019. The plaintiff alleges Mercer failed to "provide adequate supervision and safety devices" that resulted in Joe White developing pressure-related skin injuries and a urinary tract infection. 

The plaintiff seeks punitive damages, a trial by jury and all other just relief. He is represented by Jeff Stewart, Andrew Paternostro and S. Andrew Stonestreet of Stewart/Bell PLLC in Charleston. 

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Mark Wills.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 19-C-272

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