A Kanawha County, West Virginia man has filed a professional malpractice suit against the nursing home where his mother was a resident when she died. Billy Skiles filed the suit July 18 in Kanawha Circuit Court, on behalf of the estate of his mother, Barbara Skiles. Genesis Healthcare Corporation, HR of Charleston Inc., and Oakridge Center (already on a national watch list for providing substandard care) are the defendants.
Billy Skiles claims his mother suffered falls on various occasions, because of the negligent treatment of the employees at the home. He claims in the suit that the care and treatment his mother received violated the standard of care normally exercised in such circumstances.