Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers and the Estate Representative of the Estate of James Wright have filled a wrongful death case against The Avenue at Warrensville and Grande Oaks Nursing Home, as well as Embassy Healthcare in the death of James Wright on December 22, 2017.
The quality of care that The Avenue at Warrensville and Grande Oaks provided for James Wright directly resulted in his death. The complaint alleges that The Avenue at Warrensville and Grande Oaks’ lack of care included: failing to respond to call lights in a timely manner, caused James Wright’s bedsores to worsen—leading to amputation, causing him to become septic, allowing him to become dehydrated and suffer acute kidney injury, and causing him to suffer from numerous urinary tract infections.
As a result of their lack of care, James Wright suffered immensely and died.
You can read the full complaint here.85-Time-stamped Complaint (refiled) (Wright, James) (2019-05-28)
Underlying Causes: Systemic Understaffing
Most nursing homes typically make money by having the beds at the nursing home filled. Their largest expense is paying qualified nursing home staff to care for the residents in the beds. When this occurs, it is the resident who suffers.
James Wright was no exception. When James entered The Avenue at Warrensville’s and later Grande Oaks Nursing Homehe and his family were promised that he would be properly cared for. Rather, the standard of care that they could provide was affected by systemic understaffing.
Systemic understaffing leads to poor outcomes because the nursing staff is overworked and unable to provide needed care to all residents, such as turning and positioning (leading to bedsores), changing incontinent residents (leading to bedsores and infections), toileting residents (leading to increased falls and other issues), and assisting residents with eating and drinking (leading to dehydration, malnutrition, choking, and other complications).
According to the lawsuit filed by Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers, the defendants were aware of the failures that were occurring at their facility. Instead of taking action to ensure the safety of their residents they consciously disregarded James Wright and other residents’ rights and safety.
This systemic understaffing is part of Progressive Quality Care and Embassy Healthcare’s approach to maximizing profits for its owners, as evidenced by similar poor staffing levels at some of their other Ohio nursing homes.
The lack of staff directly affected The Avenue at Warrensville and Grande Oak’s ability to provide the level of care that James Wright needed, which resulted in neglect, and ultimately his death.
Who is Progressive Quality Care?
Amherst Meadows Senior Community (1610 First Street N.E., Massillon, Ohio 4 4 6 4 6 )
Avenue at Aurora (425 South Chillicothe Road, Aurora, OH 44202)
Avenue at Medina (699 East Smith Rd, Medina, OH 44256)
Avenue Care and Rehabilitation Center (4120 Interchange Corporate Ctr Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44128-5631)
Avenue at Macedonia (9730 Valley View Road, Macedonia, Ohio 44056)
Glendora Health Care Center (1552 North Honeytown Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691)
Green Meadows Care Center (7770 Columbus Road N.E., Louisville, Ohio 44641)
Parma Care Center (5553 Broadview Road, Parma, Ohio 44134)
Pearl View Care Center (4426 Homestead Drive, Brunswick, Ohio 44212)
Schoenbrunn Health Care (2594 East High Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663)
Autumnwood Nursing & Rehabilitation (275 E Sunset Dr., Rittman, OH, 330-927-2060)
Broadway Care Center Nursing & Rehabilitation (16231 Broadway Ave., Maple Heights, OH, 216-662-0551)
Carlisle Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation (730 Hillcrest Ave, Carlisle, OH, 937-746-2662)
Crystal Care Center of Ashland Nursing & Rehabilitation (1251 E Main St., Ashland, OH, 419-281-9595)
Forest Hills Center Nursing & Rehabilitation (2841 E Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH, 614-891-1111)
Grande Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation (24579 Broadway Ave., Oakwood Village, OH, 440-439-7976)
Grande Pavilion Nursing & Rehabilitation (24613 Broadway Ave, Oakwood Village, OH, 440-439-1448)
Longmeadow Nursing & Rehabilitation (565 Bryn Mawr St., Ravenna, OH, 330-297-5781)
Madison Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation (7600 S Ridge Rd., Madison, OH, 440-428-1492)
Medina Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation (550 Miner Dr, Medina, OH, 330-725-1550)
The Northridge Health Center Nursing & Rehabilitation (35990 Westminister Ave, North Ridgeville, OH, 440-327-8511)
Oak Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation (3650 Beavercrest Dr, Lorain, OH, 440-282-9171)
Oakhill Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation (4466 Lynnhaven Avenue Northeast, Louisville, OH, 330-875-5060)
Parkside Nursing & Rehabilitation (908 Symmes Rd., Fairfield, OH, 513-868-6500)
Royal Oak Nursing & Rehabilitation (6973 Pearl Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH, 440-884-9191)
Seasons Nursing &Rehabilitation (456 Seasons Rd., Stow, OH, 330- 688-5553)
Shady Lawn Nursing & Rehabilitation (15028 Old Lincoln Way, Dalton, OH, 330-828-2278)
Shaker Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation (3550 Northfield Rd, Shaker Heights, OH, 216-752-5600)
Shaker Gardens Assisted Living (3550 Northfield Rd, Shaker Heights, OH, 216-752-5600)
Solon Pointe Nursing & Rehabilitation (5625 Emerald Ridge Pkwy, Solon, OH, 440-498-3000)
The Oaks at Shady Lawn Assisted Living (15028 Old Lincoln Way, Dalton, OH, 330-828-2278)
The Woods at Solon Pointe Assisted Living (5625 Emerald Ridge Pkwy, Solon, OH, 440-498-3000)
Willow Park Nursing & Rehabilitation (18810 Harvard Ave., Cleveland, OH, 216-752-3600)
What’s the Purpose of a Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The family has instituted suit against Progressive Quality Care and Embassy Healthcare. A wrongful death lawsuit in Ohio is brought on behalf of the surviving family members. The family hopes that this lawsuit will bring awareness to mistreatment at nursing homes and will prevent future injuries and assaults on nursing homes residents.