The West Virginia Record had an article explaining why a resident’s family sued the nursing home that neglected her and the parent company that controlled the budget, staffing, and equipment used at the facility.
The article states that the woman died from injuries sustained in a Dunbar nursing home seeking compensatory and punitive damages. The suit is against Sunbridge Care and Rehab and the Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.
McCarty was admitted to Sunbridge Care and Rehab at the age of 79. Upon her admission, McCarthy suffered from dementia and could no longer handle her affairs. Her cognitive and physical skills were impaired. She died as a result of the injuries she sustained in a fall at the facility.
Among the injuries she sustained while at the nursing home were falls, weight loss, dehydration, malnutrition, constipation, a perforated bowel, infections, and ultimately, her death. She suffered injuries, disfigurement, extreme pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
"The scope and severity of the recurrent wrongs inflicted upon Ferris McCarthy while under the care of the facility accelerated the deterioration of her health and physical condition beyond that caused by the normal aging process and resulted in physical and emotional trauma," the suit says.