Estate claims negligence in nursing home contributed to woman's death

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 6, 2019

CLEARWATER — An executor has filed a lawsuit against Manor Care Health Services and Su Reynard-Suriano NHA, nursing home operators, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

The estate of Marlene P. Havens, by and through Sharon Huskey, executor de son tort, filed a complaint on Dec. 17 in the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida - Pinellas County against the defendants alleging that they breached their duty to exercise reasonable care in operating a nursing home.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that from July 7 to 22, 2018, Havens was a resident at the defendants' ManorCare Health Services Palm Harbor. As a result of their negligent acts and omissions, she suffered an acute subarachnoid hemorrhage and an acute intraparenchymal hemorrhage, which contributed to her death on July 29, 2018. The plaintiff holds Manor Care Health Services and Su Reynard-Suriano NHA responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly hire, retain and supervise nurses and staff, and failed to prevent and protect the decedent from foreseeable harm.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $15,000, exclusive of interest, costs and attorney's fees and such other proper and appropriate relief. She is represented by Brian L. Thompson of Morgan & Morgan PA in St. Petersburg.

6th Judicial Circuit of Florida - Pinellas County Case number 18-8222-CI

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