Nursing home lawsuit over

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — After a day of testimony the civil case of a Proctorville doctor suing an area nursing home for damages abruptly ended Wednesday afternoon.

Dr. Matthew Wilson, an allergist and owner of Tri-State Allergies, was suing Woodland Oaks, an Ashland, Ky., nursing home for what he alleged was negligent care given to his aunt, the late Mabel Hague. Hague was a resident at Woodland Oaks from May 24, 2003 to June 30, 2003. She died on Aug. 3, 2003 at the age of 90.

She had entered Woodland Oaks for rehabilitation following a hip fracture, the second fracture she had suffered that year. Wilson had alleged that because of the care she received at Woodland Oaks, she suffered from dehydration, malnutrition and a urinary tract infection.

This was the third time in two years that the case had come before Boyd County, Ky., Circuit Judge C. David Hagerman. The first two ended in mistrials.

Attorneys for the two parties declined to say if the dismissal meant there had been a monetary settlement. Wilson had been seeking a maximum of $12 million in damages.

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CATLETTSBURG, Ky. — After a day of testimony the civil case of a Proctorville doctor suing an area nursing home for damages abruptly ended Wednesday afternoon.

Dr. Matthew Wilson, an allergist and owner of Tri-State Allergies, was suing Woodland Oaks, an Ashland, Ky., nursing home for what he alleged was negligent care given to his aunt, the late Mabel Hague. Hague was a resident at Woodland Oaks from May 24, 2003 to June 30, 2003. She died on Aug. 3, 2003 at the age of 90.

She had entered Woodland Oaks for rehabilitation following a hip fracture, the second fracture she had suffered that year. Wilson had alleged that because of the care she received at Woodland Oaks, she suffered from dehydration, malnutrition and a urinary tract infection.

This was the third time in two years that the case had come before Boyd County, Ky., Circuit Judge C. David Hagerman. The first two ended in mistrials.

Attorneys for the two parties declined to say if the dismissal meant there had been a monetary settlement. Wilson had been seeking a maximum of $12 million in damages.

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