Jury Awards $7.6 Million Against Nursing Home After Bowel Obstruction Death
A jury awarded $7.6 million to the son and estate of a nursing home patient who died from complications of a bowel obstruction.
The case involved inappropriate medical staff at the facility when the 71-year-old began vomiting and complaining about his abdomen. The only medical person there was a licensed practical nurse, who called an off-site physician assistant to ask whether to send the man to the ER, which was less than a half-mile away. When the physician assistant declined and ordered some tests instead, the man died the next day. For more, read the story.
Posted on Mon, February 19, 2018
by Robert Carter filed under