LIMA — A woman handling the estate of a man filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a nursing home, claiming the care he received there was poor and led to his demise.
Clavon Mees filed the lawsuit in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Monday against Baton Rouge Medical and Rehab Center of Lima at 2301 Baton Rouge Avenue in Lima. She is the executrix for the estate of Wayne Brewington.
Mees is seeking more than $25,000 in damages.
A representative of Baton Rouge could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
Brewington was a patient at the facility and died Sept. 1, 2012. The lawsuit alleges employees of the facility provided inadequate care between May 26, 2012, and Aug. 24, 2012, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit names the facility and 25 unknown employees as defendants.
The allegations are employees at the facility failed to properly care for Brewington, failed to prevent the formation of pressure ulcers, and failed to identify the signs and symptoms of infection.
Employees also were accused of failing to follow an individualized plan of care and maintain a high level of wellbeing for Brewington.
The failure to properly care for Brewington led to his death, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit further alleges the facility failed to hire, train and supervise employees, and failed to make sure employees were competent to perform their jobs.
The lawsuit said the next of kin and beneficiaries suffered mental anguish, loss of prospective inheritance, companionship and advice, among the allegations.