Nursing home dismissed from malpractice suit

By David Yates | Apr 24, 2013

A motion to dismiss 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 the plaintiff’s motion to dismiss was filed Nov. 20 and states that the parties reached a settlement.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, granted the motion the following day, dismissing the defendant with prejudice.

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 was accused of negligence for falling below the standard and care and failing to administer the drug.

The plaintiffs were suing for Weaver’s mental anguish, pain and medical expenses.

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

Sugar Land attorney Paul Romano represented the defendant.

Case No. B190-102

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