Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers, on behalf of the family of Jay Welty, has filed a lawsuit against Ohio’s Echo Manor for the wrongful death of Mr. Welty. Mr. Welty died from bedsores that could have and should have been prevented by Echo Manor.
According to the lawsuit filed by nursing home attorneys Eadie Hill Trial Lawyers, Echo Manor ignored signs of skin breakdown that leads to bedsores and chose not to treat the problem in a timely fashion. This led to Mr. Welty having a severe infection and gangrene.
The lawsuit cites systemic understaffing as one of the major problems surrounding Mr. Welty’s developing bedsores and later dying because of complications related them. Echo Manor is operated by Peregrine Health Services. The family has also named Peregrine Health Services in the lawsuit.
You can read the full lawsuit here.Franklin County Court of Common Pleas -Time stamped Complaint (Welty, Jay)(2018-12-6)
Peregrine Health Services, who staffs Echo Manor, are both responsible for the systemic understaffing that led to Mr. Welty developing bedsores.
On their website, Peregrine Health Services describes themselves as the following:
Peregrine Health Services, Inc. is a premier long term care organization
with sixteen facilities located throughout the state of Ohio. Peregrine
provides the highest levels of transitional care, rehabilitation therapy,
assisted living, long-term nursing and Alzheimer’s care. With some 100
combined years of expertise, we represent a strong team dedicated to the
emotional and medical well-being of all within our care.
This is was not Mr. Welty’s experience at all.
Mr. Welty was ignored and his skin broke down. He did not receive the highest level of care, or really any care at all as he was neglected and ignored till he developed bedsores.
The underlying cause of Mr. Welty’s skin breakdown and lack of attention once his skin broke down is the understaffing of Echo Manor by Peregrine Health Services. Furthermore, The facility ignored signs and symptoms of infection.The facility also ignored signs and symptoms of gangrene and the facility chose not to timely report significant changes in condition to responsible parties as required by state law and state and federal regulations.
As the result of this inadequate care, Jay D. Welty died on December 20, 2017.
According to the lawsuit, the following is being claimed:
The Defendants’ failure to provide proper care and treatment included, but
is not limited to:
- Choosing to provide inadequate resident observation, supervision,
assessment, and monitoring to skin breakdowns or the worsening of
skin breakdowns like bedsores;
2. Choosing to provide too few, and / or under-qualified nursing staff
members for the resident needs at the facility to protect and provide
adequate care to residents like Jay D. Welty;
3. Choosing to not provide accurate, adequate, or timely information to
Jay D. Welty’s family;
4. Failing to provide adequate and timely care in response to Jay D.
5. Choosing to violate state and federal regulations governing care and
staffing levels in nursing home facilities by which residents like Jay
Welty are a member of the class of persons intended to be
protected from injuries like those he suffered.
What is the purpose of a nursing home wrongful death lawsuit?
The family has instituted suit against Echo Manor and Peregrine Health Services. 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.
Who is Peregrine Health Services and Echo Manor Nursing Home?
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