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Two Lawsuits Filed Against WV Nursing Home For Wrongful Death

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Teays Valley Center nursing home in Putnam County, WV, has been named as a defendant in two medical malpractice lawsuits filed the same day in Circuit Court. The first lawsuit, filed by Bonita Tomblin, alleges that her mother, Anoway Rose Smith, died as the result of “systemic abuse and neglect” by the nursing home, where Smith was a patient on four different occasions and alleged suffered “skin breakdown, weight loss and falls.”

The second lawsuit was filed by Shirley A Osburn of Cabell County, and alleges that her husband “suffered serious injuries from a pattern of poor care, negligence and abuse” including “an injury of an unknown origin, that resulted in a fractured right hip, falls, dehydration, urinary tract infection and sepsis.” Osburn says that the negligence of the nursing home for the week that he resided there, caused his death.

Osburn’s lawsuit seeks damages for her husband’s pain and suffering, anguish and for his death.

Tomblin’s lawsuit “asks for damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, physical impairment, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, aggravation of existing diseases and physical defects, medical expenses” and punitive damages, as reported by the Charleston Gazette. disclaimer: This article: Two Lawsuits Filed Against WV Nursing Home For Wrongful Death was posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2011 at 12:30 am at and is filed under Medical Malpractice Lawsuits.

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