A Danville woman has filed a lawsuit on behalf of her grandmother alleging that a local nursing home was negligent in its care of the elderly woman and that negligence ultimately caused her death.
The civil action, filed on behalf of Georgia Ann Edrington, claims Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation failed to provide enough trained staff to properly care for Edrington while she was at the facility from Oct. 23, 2005, until her death 10 days later.
Edrington suffered bed sores, infections, pneumonia, severe pain and, finally, death, because of the poor quality of care, the lawsuit alleges.
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Marcella Hodges, administrator for the nursing home at 642 N. Third St., did not return several phone calls seeking comment about the lawsuit. A faxed statement from the facility Tuesday said, "As a matter of policy, we do not comment on pending litigation. We are confident we provided good care to this resident."