Bisnar Chase Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Weighs in on Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Connection with Patient's Death in West Virginia

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A woman in West Virginia has filed a lawsuit (Case number: 13-C-18) against a nursing home claiming that the center was responsible for her father's injuries and death. According to a Jan. 17 news report in The West Virginia Record, Claudia Ross alleges that her father was the victim of poor care, neglect and abuse at the nursing home where he lived.

Nursing home abuse and neglect are unfortunate realities in today's society.

A woman has sued (Case number: 13-C-18) McDowell Nursing & Rehabilitation in Charleston, West Virginia, alleging that the care facility is responsible for her father's injuries and death. According to a Jan. 17 article in The West Virginia Record, Claudia Ross's father, James Allen, was a patient at the nursing home from Nov. 9, 2010 until Dec. 6, 2010. The lawsuit, which was filed in Kanawha Circuit Court, alleges that Allen suffered serious injuries "from a pattern of poor care, neglect and abuse" on the part of the nursing home staff including uncontrolled high glucose, severe dehydration and urinary tract infections.

The suit (Case number: 13-C-18) claims that negligent care by the nursing home and its staff caused Allen's physical condition to deteriorate and contributed to his death. In addition, Ross alleges that the nursing home did not train its employees properly and failed to exercise the degree of care required or expected of reasonable healthcare providers.

Nursing home abuse and neglect are unfortunate realities in today's society, said John Bisnar, founder of the Bisnar | Chase personal injury law firm. "Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide quality care to the frail and vulnerable patients who depend on them. These are individuals who have been placed at a nursing home because they can no longer care for themselves."

Whether it is physical, emotional or sexual abuse,nursing home abuse and neglect can have a devastating effect on a victim and his or her family, Bisnar said. "Families make that decision to place a loved one in a nursing home after much thought. It can be a nerve-wracking experience for everyone concerned. When abuse or neglect occurs in a nursing home, it has a significant emotional impact. Nursing homes that allow abuse or neglect to take place in their facilities must be held liable."

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The California nursing home abuse lawyers of Bisnar | Chase represent victims of nursing home neglect and abuse, auto accidents, defective products, dangerous roadways, and many other personal injuries. The firm has been featured on a number of popular media outlets including Newsweek, Fox, NBC, and ABC and is known for its passionate pursuit of results for their clients. Since 1978, Bisnar | Chase has recovered millions of dollars for victims of auto accidents, auto defects and dangerously designed and/or maintained roadways.

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