A Fayette County man has decided to pursue a lawsuit against Genesis Healthcare and Hidden Valley Center for incidents of nursing home negligence against his sister. The woman was a resident at Hidden Valley Center, which is part of Genesis, from November 8, 2012 to December 18, 2012 according to reports. During this time, her brother claims that his sister not only suffered neglect from the professionals, but abuse and mistreatment as well.
The lawsuit claims that the blatant negligence, carelessness, and abuse the woman suffered from the professionals and non-professionals at the center contributed to serious injuries. It further claims that these injuries resulted in pain, suffering, and ultimately her wrongful death.
The brother argues that his sister had the right to adequate and proper healthcare, something that the defendants did not provide her with. The breach of duties by the defendant's eventually contributed to the woman's death, which occurred on July, 2013, according to the suit. The woman's brother is seeking both compensatory and punitive damages for the loss of his sister.
Identifying Nursing Home Abuse
These types of cases can be very frustrating for individuals, especially when their elderly loved one has passed away due to the neglect and abuse they suffered at the hands of those who were supposed to care for them. If you believe your loved one is possibly a victim of nursing home abuse, you need to act fast to bring justice to their situation.
Keep an eye out for the following indicators of abuse or neglect:
- Serious loss in weight
- Reserved nature around supervisors or caretakers
- Bruises, cuts, bedsores, or other health complications
- Sudden change in emotion or mental state
- Loss of social appetite
There can be many forms of abuse, including physical, mental, emotional, sexual, and financial mistreatment. Unfortunately, elderly individuals are often the most vulnerable targets for abusers. That is why it is so crucial that you call on Cranston & Edwards, PLLC if you believe your loved one has been a victim. We are ready to bring justice to your case!