$275,000 Nursing Home Abuse Settlement
Nursing Home Neglect Involving Bedsores Leading To Death
On behalf of his four children, a lawsuit was filed alleging that their father's death was due in part to substandard care at his nursing facility and a pattern of neglect. When patients at long term facilities are left in bed for too long without moving or turning them, a bedsore which is a type of ulcer, may occur. Although treatable if caught early, this bedsore was allowed to grow very large, and without proper treatment was a contributing factor to this man's death. After extensive negotiations with the attorneys and insurance company for the nursing home, a settlement in excess of $275,000 was reached for the benefit of his children.