PITTSBURGH – Children of a woman who resided at two long-term nursing facilities before her death have filed a wrongful death suit over her care.
Mark Geoffrey Carrai, Marcy Lynn Carrai and Marlene Joy Carrai Petro, individually and as co-administrators of the estate of Jean Louise Carrai, filed a complaint in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Presbyterian Seniorcare and West Haven Manor LP alleging negligence and wrongful death.
According to the complaint, Jean Louise Carrai was admitted to West Haven Manor's facility for the purpose of physical and occupational therapy in December 2014 and she was later transferred to Presbyterian Seniorcare's facility The Willows in January 2015. The suit states she died in July 2015.
The plaintiffs holds Presbyterian Seniorcare and West Haven Manor LP responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to ensure that skin breakdown interventions were developed, failed to transfer their decedent to a higher level of care, failed to modify their decedent's care plan, and failed to prevent the pressure ulcers from worsening.
The plaintiffs seek judgment against the defendant in an amount that exceeds the jurisdictional limits of the court plus interest and court costs. They are represented by Robert F. Daley and Scott M. Simon of Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. in Pittsburgh.
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County Case number GD-16-025178