Family alleges St. Petersburg nursing home failed to properly care for resident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 12, 2018

CLEARWATER — A family is suing Pinellas County nursing home facilities, alleging failure to protect and negligence led to the death of a resident.

The estate of Jennie C. Healy, by and through Michael M. Healy and Suzanne M. Reiber, co-personal representatives, filed a complaint Nov. 1 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against CPlace of St. Pete LLC, Traditions Senior Management Inc., Florida-LTC Inc, LTC Reit Inc, also known as LTC Properties Inc., and Shelly Stokes, alleging the defendants failed to be responsible for the supervision, care and all nursing services to residents.

According to the complaint, on June 23, 2017, Jennie Healy was admitted to the defendants' Carrington Place of St. Pete to receive proper nursing care and assistance. 

However, the suit says, Healy suffered malnutrition, dehydration, infections and numerous falls, causing her be injured, including a skin tear to her upper back and on her left wrist and overall deterioration of health until her death Nov. 28, 2017. The plaintiffs allege Healy failed to receive the adequate and appropriate supervision as promised. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to act reasonably in the care of Jennie Healy by failing to protect her from falling and being injured by falls and failed to provide a safe environment and monitor significant signs and symptoms of infection.

Michael Healy and Suzanne Reiber seek trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, attorney fees, court costs, prejudgment interest, plus all other appropriate relief. They are represented by attorney Donna K. Hanes of Wilkes & McHugh PA in St. Petersburg.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 18C7149

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