Nursing Home Sued In Personal Injury Lawsuit

The facility did not provide the necessary amount of care to Fields, and the suit alleged that the home did not make timely and accurate care assessments, prescribe the correct treatment and protect her from accidental injuries.The owners of a Virginia nursing home have been sued for the fourth time this year, as a Richmond man has alleged that the operators of the complex provided inadequate care to his relative, according to the Richmond Register.

James Rutherford, the guardian of Viola Fields, filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Fir Lane Terrace Convalescent Center and Extendicare, the owners of Kenwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond. The administrator of the facility and five unnamed operators were also named in the suit, reported the news source.

The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Court and it claims that Kenwood is guilty of medical and corporate negligence as part of a violation of Fields' long-term care resident rights, according to the Register.

According to the lawsuit, the facility did not provide the necessary amount of care to Fields, and the suit alleged that the home did not make timely and accurate care assessments, prescribe the correct treatment and protect her from accidental injuries.

Rutherford further alleged that Kenwood's wrongful conduct led to an accelerated deterioration of Fields' health and physical condition, as she is now allegedly incapacitated and of unsound mind, according to the Register.

Another personal injury lawsuit was settled in New Hampshire, as a local midwife settled for more than $700,000 following an injury that occurred during the birth of a child in Concord, according to the Concord Monitor.

Jeanne Browne, the midwife in the case, settled with the family who had their child delivered by the Concord woman. The child allegedly developed a severe brain injury following the procedure, and spent more than 20 days in the hospital due to the alleged complications that arose, reported the news source.

A majority of the money will go into a trust account for the young girl, while some of the award will be used to pay for the lawyers and the medical treatment that was necessary following the delivery of the child, the Monitor reported.

"All I can say is the cases are resolved," lawyers for the midwife said. "There's no admission of any wrongdoing."

Browne voluntarily surrendered her license following the incident, as she had previously founded the Concord Birth and Wellness Center and had performed many deliveries as the head midwife at the facility, according to the news source.