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Putnam Nursing Home Sued After Abuse Allegations

Two wrongful deaths have sparked two lawsuits against Teays Valley Center Nursing Home in Putnam County, West Virginia.

“Bonita Tomblin of Putnam County alleges that her late mother, Anoway Rose Smith, suffered ‘skin breakdown, weight loss, and falls’  as a result of “negligence and abuse” at Teays Valley Center, the Charleston Gazette reports.

Smith was a resident at Teays Valley Center four times in the sixth month period from August 2009 to February 2010. She died February 23, 2010, allegedly as a result of the nursing home’s “systemic abuse and neglect.”

Tomblin is seeking 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 expanses, and for her mother’s death.

A separate lawsuit was filed the same day by Shirley A. Osburn, a resident of Cabell County, claiming that the nursing home’s negligence was the cause of her husband’s death. In the week that John A. Osburn stayed at the nursing home in question, he “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.”

Shirley Osburn wants damages for her late husband’s suffering and for his death.

If you believe that a loved one has suffered abuse at a nursing home or other care facility that promise to care for vulnerable adults, take action now and contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or call us toll free at (877) 552 2873 to set up a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION


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