Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 7:37 pm
A West Virginia jury has awarded more than $90 million to the family of an elderly woman who died as a result of nursing home neglect. According to court documents, the jury found that the nursing home neglected to care for and feed the woman.
Before she was admitted to the nursing home, she was communicative and able to walk on her own with a walker. Once there, she became extremely dehydrated and unable to feed herself. Her son says he tried to help her, but the nursing home gave him piles of paperwork and delayed her treatment. The $90 million goes towards economic and punitive damages.
If you or someone you love has been injured or died due to nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the New Jersey nursing home abuse lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. today at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 7:42 pm
A lawsuit against a Michigan nursing home called Lenawee Medical Care Facility will no longer be suing the home for wrongful death. However, it will still be suing based on claims of negligence on the part of caregivers.
The lawsuit was filed by the family of an elderly woman who died shortly after falling down a flight of stairs at the home. It was found that her death may not have been caused by her injuries from the fall, however, the nursing home’s caregivers have been accused of being negligent in their care of the woman. The lawsuit states that the woman’s code alert bracelet that she was ordered to wear for safety reasons was removed by the home and that the nurses did not walk the woman to dinner, which led to her fall.
The family has not stated how much they are seeking in the lawsuit.
If someone you love has died because of the negligence of a nursing home, please contact the New Jersey nursing home neglect lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 5:45 pm
A nursing home in Oregon has been ordered to pay $10,000 in fines for having a long history of neglecting patients and making several errors with the patients’ medications.
The nursing home was given several citations, including one for failing to administer the proper doses of medicine to its elderly patients, and it was found that the home did not have enough nurses to properly take care of patients.
No injuries were reported, and the nursing home is still running after it corrected the problems and paid its fine.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries caused by nursing home negligence, please contact the New Jersey nursing home neglect lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 2:22 pm
Officials have arrested a licensed nurse on charges of stealing narcotics that were intended for patients at a nursing home.
The 33-year-old woman was arrested and charged with one count of abuse, neglect or exploitation of a dependent adult and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. The charges stem from last year when the women was working at a nursing home. As of right now, the woman is out on bail and has a court hearing on June 11.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of negligent medical care, contact the New Jersey nursing home neglect lawyers of Levinson and Axelrod by calling 800-346-5529.