MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Rufus Mitchell Sr. and Rufus Mitchell, Jr., both citizens of Dekalb County, Georgia, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Integrated Health Services of Atlanta at Briarcliff Haven, Integrated Health Services at Briarcliff Haven, Inc., Integrated Health Services, Inc., Trans Health Management, Inc., Lyric Healthcare Holding III, Lyric Health Care, LLC, and Jon Brown. Marie Mitchell resided at Integrated Health Services from May 25, 2001 until on or about January 19, 2002. The defendants had full knowledge of Marie Mitchell’s medical condition and the care that she required when they informed her and her family that Integrated Health Services of Atlanta at Briarcliff Haven could sufficiently meet her health care needs. “The defendants claimed to be skilled in nursing and rehabilitation, properly staffed and equipped to meet the total needs of residents, including the medical needs of Marie Mitchell, and specific representations were made to Ms. Mitchell and her family regarding the medical care that she would receive,” said Paul Sizemore with Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles P.C. “As a result of these inaccurate representations, Ms. Mitchell and her family placed their trust in the defendants.” The defendants, despite their reassuring claims, completely failed to discharge their obligations of care to Marie Mitchell. Consequently, Ms. Mitchell suffered catastrophic injuries, extreme pain, suffering, humiliation, mental anguish and eventually, death. The severity of the negligence inflicted upon Ms Mitchell accelerated the deterioration of her health beyond that of the aging process or any pre-existing conditions and resulted in death hastened by the following injuries: bedsores and pressure sores on much of her body, malnutrition, dehydration, above the knee amputation, and contractures. Rufus Mitchell, Jr. has filed suit as the personal representative of the estate of his mother, Marie Mitchell. Rufus Mitchell Sr. has filed suit both individually and as husband of Marie Mitchell. Paul Sizemore, attorney with Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles P.C. is representing the Mitchell’s.
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