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  • 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...

  • Nursing Home Patient Sexually Assaulted By Another Patient; Plaintiff Wins Generous Award

    At all times relevant, an 80-year-old female nursing home patient had dementia and was cognitively incapacitated. The patient was incapable of receiving and evaluating information effectively and responding to people, events, or environments to such an extent that she was able to meet the essential requirements of her health, care, safety, or therapeutic needs, rendering her incapable of taking care of or protecting herself or her affairs. The nursing home knew that the patient was cognitively i...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dropped From Bed, Suffers Bilateral Leg Fractures; Arbitration Awarded To Plaintiff

    A 36-year-old female patient was admitted to a nursing home on July 8, 2011.  At all times relevant, the patient had severe multiple sclerosis, was unable to move her legs, and was dependent on the assistance of the nursing home for all of her activities of daily living, including mobility.  On September 28, 2013 at approximately 1:55 a.m., a CNA was making the patient’s bed with the patient in the bed.  The bed was at staff transfer level (i.e., high), and bo...  Read More...

  • Patient Suffers Subdural Hematoma Due To Blood Thinner

    A 92-year-old patient was discharged from the hospital after a left hip fracture surgery on June 8, 2013 and admitted to the nursing home for therapy. The patient was receiving Lovenox and Coumadin daily, with Admission Orders to the nursing home to maintain INR in the 2-3 range and to check her PT/INR daily until discontinued. The patient was identified as being “at risk for bleeding/bruising/abnormal labs” related to the Coumadin and Lovenox.   Read More...

  • Patient Suffers Falls, Fractures, C. Diff and Dies; Nursing Home Settles

    On September 17, 2009, an 87-year-old female nursing home patient began having loose stools. Over the next two months, the patient continued to suffer from C.diff diarrhea, which the nursing home failed timely to diagnose. The nursing home improperly administered Imodium to the patient in response to her diarrhea.During the time of care, the patient was also a high fall risk based on her history of falls, unsteady gait, muscle weakness, use of assistive devices, diuretic medications, cardio...  Read More...

  • Patient’s C.Diff Not Timely Tested or Treated; Nursing Home Settles

    On May 6, 2011 a 77-year-old female nursing home patient developed diarrhea and was diagnosed with C. diff. However, the patient was not tested or treated properly by nursing home staff.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Neglect Arbitration Involves Patient Fall And Left Hip Fracture

    On December 11, 2008, a 90-year-old female at risk of falling was admitted to the hospital. Three days later, the patient was permitted to fall from her bed, because the hospital staff failed to activate the patient’s bed alarm, or    raise her side rails. The patient sustained a left interochanteric hip fracture requiring surgery.   Read More...