Everything listed under: nursing home abuse and neglect

  • Patient Falls During Transfer, Suffers Fracture, Dies After Surgery; Facility Settles

    A 92-year-old female patient was admitted to an assisted living facility on or about June 28, 2011. At all times relevant, the patient was a high fall risk, about which the assisted living staff were aware. The patient had chronic instability and a history of multiple falls at the assisted living facility.   Read More...

  • Paralyzed Patient Develops Stage IV Sacral Pressure Ulcer, Nursing Home Settles

    At all times relevant while under the care of the nursing home from 9/24/08 until 9/29/08, a 92-year-old female was at high risk to develop pressure ulcers. Specifically, she was entirely dependent on the nursing home’s staff for all aspects of her care, due to paralysis in both legs, contractures in both arms, limited range of motion in all limbs, weakness, incontinence of bowel and bladder, severe cognitive impairment, history of CVA, and foot drop.On 10/15/08, a stage II pressure ulcer was fi...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fails To Prevent Multiple Falls, Patient Sustains Hip Fracture; Nursing Home Settles

    An 85-year-old male patient was admitted to a nursing home on August 1, 2012 for rehabilitation following surgery for a broken hip. At all times relevant to his nursing home care, the patient was known by the defendant to be a high fall risk due to confusion, vision problems, impaired mental status, poor safety awareness, impaired balance, incontinence, poor coordination, vascular dementia, confusion, agitation, and a history of falls. The patient required extensive assistance with bed mobility,...  Read More...

  • Patient Permitted To Fall, Nursing Home Fails To Assess Injuries Until Day After Fall, Nursing Home Settles

    A patient 79-year-old female patient was admitted to a nursing home on October 12, 2012. At all times relevant, the nursing home knew the patient was a high fall risk based on a medical history that included hypertension, the use of narcotic pain medications, disorientation, impaired vision and hearing, unsafe behavior, weakness, confusion, agitation, unsteady gait, wandering, exit-seeking behavior, and dizziness, among other conditions and limitations. The nursing home prepared a care plan that...  Read More...

  • Patient Falls, Placed Back In Bed With Femur Fracture, Nursing Home Settles

    On January 31, 2007, a 95-year-old female was admitted to a nursing home. The nursing home knew the patient was a high fall risk based on a medical history that included a history of falls, dementia, the use of assistive devices, osteoarthritis, hypertension, dizziness, problems with balance, and confusion, among other conditions and limitations.On February 6, 2012, the nursing home permitted the patient to fall when a CNA was putting her to bed. After the fall, the nursing home’s staff pi...  Read More...