Nursing home substitutes counsel in malpractice suit

David Yates Jun. 8, 2012, 5:47am


A motion to substitute counsel was granted in a lawsuit accusing a nursing home of twice forgetting to administer medications to a patient, resulting in two separate hospitalizations.

As previously reported, Kandace Harris, on behalf of Denzil Weaver, filed suit against Windsor N.H.R. Partners of Beaumont, doing business as the Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, on May 25, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on May 8 an agreed motion for substitution of counsel was filed, requesting that the court substitute defense attorney Paul Swacina for Sugar Land attorney Paul Romano.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, granted the motion the following day, approving Romano as the attorney for the defendant.

According to the original petition, on May 26, 2009, Weaver was admitted to Jefferson Nursing for rehabilitation for a left total knee replacement. Her physician had prescribed Coumadin to prevent blood clots.

However, the center never administered the drug, resulting in her hospitalization on June 7, 2009. When she returned to Jefferson Nursing, the center neglected to once again administer the drug, resulting in a second hospitalization, the suit alleges.

Jefferson Nursing is accused of negligence for falling below the standard and care and failing to administer the drug.

The plaintiffs are suing for Weaver's mental anguish, pain and medical expenses.

Beaumont attorney Hart Green of Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell represents them.

Case No. B190-102

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