Estate of Woman Abused In Nursing Home Sues Hospital.

If you suspect that a loved one, a family member, or a close friend may be being abused or neglected at a health care facility or nursing home, please contact us right away at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. We have lawyers that specialize in nursing home abuse and elder neglect. For every one report of nursing home abuse in Massachusetts, five cases go unreported. Contact us right away. It is possible your loved one or the estate of your loved one may be able to receive substantial compensation for their injuries. Your needs are our top priority!

Wavo Castro became a resident at the Jackie Winthrow Hospital in West Virginia on September 10, 2010. She stayed at the hospital until October 21, 2013. On that date, she suffered from second-degree burns on her elbow, forearm, and trunk. She also had a fracture to her ulna, and had fallen multiple times. There was no explanation as to how she sustained any of her injuries.

Ms. Castro was then moved to the Dunbar Care and Rehabilitation Center and Jackie Winthrow Hospital on October 25, 2013. There, she received injuries to her elbow, and suffered from infection and weight loss. Again, there was no explanation as to how she received these injuries. Ms. Castro resided there until her death on November 19, 2013.

Valerie Guthrie, on behalf of the estate of Wavo Casto, filed a lawsuit in the Kanawha County, West Virginia Circuit Court. The suit names as defendants: Genesis Healthcare; SunBridge Healthcare; Care Enterprises Inc; Sunbridge Dunbar Health Care Corp.; Jackie Withrow Hospital; Angela Booker, an administrator at Jackie Winthrow Hospital; John Does 1-10; and unidentified entities 1-10. She alleges negligence, and a disregard by the defendants for Ms. Castor’s safety, premises liability, and malice by all parties.

The complaint also alleges that the defendants advertised that they were a responsible entity for care, despite knowing of staffing and budgetary problems. The nursing home defendants, John Does 1-10, the facility’ administrators and entities 1-10 are all accused of nursing home violations, medical malpractice, violation of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, corporate negligence, and fraud.

If you have a suspicion that a close friend or loved one may be being abused or neglected while in the care of a nursing home facility, call the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates right away at 617-787-3700. There are a number of state and local statutes in place regarding nursing home care and elder abuse. Let us help you keep your loved ones safe while in the care of others.

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