West Virginia Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Filed Against Manor Care and Other Defendants

Manor Care and a number of other defendants have been named in a West Virginia lawsuit that alleges nursing home negligence and malpractice led to deterioration of the health of a nursing home resident.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Ursula Gerencir on October 16 in Kanawha Circuit Court. It charges the defendants with failing to take proper care of Gerencir, whose health allegedly deteriorated after suffering from nursing home falls, congestive heart failure and medication problems. The lawsuit also claims that Gerencir was subject to malnutrition in the nursing home. As a result, the lawsuit claims, Gerencir suffered deteriorated health, physical and emotional trauma, unnecessary pain and discomfort, loss of dignity, disfigurement, degradation and anguish.

Defendants in the lawsuit include Manor Care, HCR Manor Care Services, Health Care and Retirement Corporation of America, Heartland Employment Services, Danny Davis and Vivian Kiraly, and 18 other unnamed individuals or parties. The lawsuit claims that the defendants were under common law obligation to act prudently as nursing home administrators, to be aware of Gerencir’s treatment and condition and to provide her with the best care possible.

Source:  West Virginia Record — Woman sues Manor Care nursing home and others for malpractice and negligence