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Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Nursing Home Claims Negligence and Abuse

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home allegedly neglecting to properly care for a patient. The plaintiff said his brother’s condition worsened because the nursing staff and administrators’ negligence and eventually led to hospitalization and loss of life. The Center denies the allegations.

The victim was a resident from December 2008 until his death in October 2010. He was admitted at 65years of age after being diagnosed with multiple conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, emphysema, anxiety, memory problems and seizure disorder. He also needed help with mobility and eating. The lawsuit alleges that while the man was at the facility, he suffered from abuse, neglect, infection, contractions, dignity violations, and mental anguish. The lack of care by the medical staff resulted in pressure sores that became infected, ultimately leading to his death. A recent health inspection cited the center for failing to prevent the spread of infection and problems with hand washing by the nursing staff. The plaintiff seeks compensatory and punitive damages to be determined by a jury.

Often times, “neglect or abuse” results from the simple lack of interest by nursing home staff. Failure to provide residents with the basic needs is a form of neglect that can lead to more serious forms of illnesses, diseases and medical conditions. Bed sores are a typical example of conditions that are relatively easy to prevent but far too common in many nursing centers. Bed sores form from inactivity, the thinning of skin, poor circulation, and malnutrition.

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