According to the West Virginia Record, West Virginia’s top legal journal, Kanawaha resident Nancy Shelton is pressing charges against a Montgomery nursing home for the wrongful death of her late mother, Ms. Hattie Lucas.
The facility in question is the Montgomery General Hospital Extended Care Unit, where Ms. Hattie Lucas allegedly suffered from a pattern of neglect and abuse’ at the hands of the hospital employees.
According to the brief filed on behalf of the Hattie Lucas Estate, Ms. Lucas received little to no care at the nursing home; this general neglect led to numerous falls, a broken hip, and eventually, her death. Charleston attorney Andrew Paternostro is representing the Hattie Lucas Estate, which is seeking punitive damages, court costs, and attorneys’ fees.
Nursing Home Abuse Cases at Moraitakis and Kushel, LLP
The National Center on Elder Abuse states that for every reported occurrence of nursing home neglect or abuse, five incidents go unreported. If you suspect that your parent, grandparent, or loved one is not receiving the care that he or she deserves, contact Moraitakis and Kushel, LLP for a free consultation.
Signs that your loved one may be a victim of nursing home neglect or abuse include:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Bed sores
- Evidence of medical malpractice (switched medications, etc.)
- Sudden, unexplained changes in behavior
Atlanta personal injury attorneys Glenn E. Kushel and Nicholas C. Moraitakis have 50 years of combined experience representing the claims of those who cannot stand up for themselves; a substantial portion of their practice is devoted to nursing home abuse and neglect litigation.