Everything listed under: wrongful death lawsuit

  • Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home Facility for Improper Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

    A lawsuit was filed against a nursing home following the allegations that a patient was permitted to develop a pressure ulcer, causing significant pain to the patient and eventually death.   According to the lawsuit, the patient was labeled as high risk for developing pressure ulcers when she was admitted to the facility.   The lawsuit continues to state that a pressure ulcer developed on the patient’s ankle, causing an infection which allegedly killed the patient just weeks late...  Read More...

  • Retired Judge's Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settles Day Before Trial

    A wrongful death lawsuit that has been pending for several years recently reached a settlement agreement just hours before the case was to be tried in court. According to the lawsuit, the decedent, who was a retired Circuit Court judge, was admitted to a hospital for an infection and was later discharged to a nursing home facility. Antibiotics were administered at the hospital and were supposed to be a part of treatment for four additional weeks at the nursing home facility.   Read More...

  • Patient Wanders From Facility, Freezes To Death

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home facility after a patient suffering from heart-attack induced dementia wandered away from the facility and froze to death. the facility failed to report the patient was missing for more than 12 hours. The patient was found dead two days later next to a dumpster. “This is a tragedy that could have been prevented if the facility had followed its own policies and procedures,” said the family's attorney.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies; Lawsuit Filed

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home for the death of a patient. The patient was a 44-year-old father and grandfather. He suffered stroke and was unable to care for himself when he was admitted. The nursing home had a malfunctioning heating unit that caused the patient to overheat.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Found Dead Months After Disappearance

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home alleging wrongful death. The nursing home staff was accused of negligent treatment of a mentally ill patient. The staff would keep the patient in the basement and force him to fight another patient for the staff's entertainment.After having seizures, the patient was placed in a bathtub with running water where he died.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies, Loved One File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Another wrongful death, making the count at least 5 lawsuits for one nursing home. The most recent lawsuit addresses a nursing home patient that was allowed to develop pressure ulcers that led to sepsis. The nursing home failed to diagnosis and treat the sepsis. The patient was finally discharged to the hospital after losing 40 pounds suffering from dehydration and malnutrition.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Discharged Prematurely, Dies 4 Days Later

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home for allowing a patient to be prematurely discharged. The patient was brought to a hotel with some food items, medication and a CPAP machine. He was told he could stay for 30 days.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    A nursing home is facing a lawsuit filed by the family on behalf of the estate of a deceased nursing home patient. The family claims that the patient was allowed to suffer bed sores and later developed infection that led to his death. In addition to bed sores, the patient suffered malnutrition, weight loss and other medical issues. The nursing home has a rating of 1 star out of 5 possible stars.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Wrongful Death Suit Settles Before Trial

    A nursing home with a history of deficiencies settled a wrongful death lawsuit by family members who are upset that their loved one deceased after negligent care. The nursing home patient died after suffering from pressure ulcers, dehydration, and malnourishment that were not properly treated according to the family. The nursing home settled the evening before the case went to trial. The facility has a history of several lawsuits in the past ten years, and an overall ranking of 2 out of 5 s...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit For $875,000

    A nursing home patient was allowed to suffer a choking hazard while eating at a nursing home. The patient was eating food that did not comply with his diet. The nursing home allowed him to eat unsupervised when he choked and died. The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home faulting lack of training and understaffing.   Read More...