Everything listed under: nursing home negligence

  • Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home for Negligence, Injuries, and Wrongful Eviction of Resident

    A nursing home facility in one state was just named defendant in a lawsuit that alleges a United States military veteran was neglected on multiple counts.  According to the new lawsuit, the facility experienced problems with bacteria contamination in the HVAC system, which caused the veteran to become sick and hospitalized.  Following hospitalization, the lawsuit claims the veteran fell and developed pressure ulcers on his body.   Read More...

  • One State’s Supreme Court Reversal May Exempt Nursing Home from Alleged Negligent Care

    One nursing home named as a defendant in a lawsuit for alleged negligent care may be exempt legally, according to one state’s Supreme Court ruling. According to the new ruling, this nursing home may be able to claim special immunity due to its “charitable status.” The state’s Supreme Court reversed the prior decision made by the state’s Court of Appeals, which previously asserted no immunity could be sought.According to the Supreme Court justices, a jury concluded t...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Resident’s Bowels Rupture, Lawsuit Filed Alleging Staff Negligence

    A lawsuit is born following an incident in 2018 where an elderly woman perished from alleged nursing home negligence. The lawsuit’s claim states the nursing home facility failed to adequately “care for [the patient], resulting in pain, suffering and death.” According to patient’s family, the elderly woman required laxatives, which the family claims was sufficiently explained to the staff. When the patient did not receive the laxatives, her bowels ruptured, and she died ei...  Read More...

  • Patient Falls More Than Once, Suffers Multiple Fractures, Nursing Home Settles

    On 1/12/10, a 65-year-old patient was transferred to the hospital’s emergency department from dialysis due to abdominal pain. Later that day, she was returned by the ambulance defendants to the nursing home on a stretcher, which rolled downhill, hit a sidewalk, and overturned. The patient fell from the stretcher to the ground.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dies From Severe Burns

    A nursing home patient suffered severe burns and died due to an incident at a nursing home facility. The patient suffered from Alzheimer's and was known for wandering. The patient wandered into the laundry facility where she fell into a basin of 155-degree scalding hot water. She was lying in the water on her back while calling for help when she was found.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Neglect Leads To Falls, Fracture

    A lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home for the negligence in care for a patient. Under the nursing home's care, the patient was allowed to suffer multiple falls, resulting in a leg fracture. The patient was also deprived of food, water and cleaning, as well as assistance with daily activities.  The lawsuit was filed by the patient's power of attorney for negligence and reckless conduct.   Read More...

  • Patient Chokes And Dies While Eating Unsupervised

    The family of a nursing home patient is suing the nursing home. The family member choked eating without supervision and died. The family believes the death was negligent and could have been prevented if the nursing home had cared properly for their father.  Choking can occur with elderly as throat muscles weaken with age.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Lawsuit Cites Claims Of Negligence

    The power of attorney for a nursing home patient has filed a claim in a lawsuit against a nursing home facility. The claim states that the nursing home staff allowed the patient to fall, sustaining a fracture. The claim sites negligence of care in monitoring the patient, and failure to provide a safe environment.  The lawsuit seeks damages and attorney fees, citing reckless misconduct and statutory violations.   Read More...