Two months after being admitted into a nursing home on August 26, 2004 a woman was found in bed with a spiral fracture of the left tibia and a fracture of the left fibula. Investigation determined that such injuries could not have occurred absent involvement of another person or persons. The injured woman was hospitalized, and, after treatment, was placed in a cast prior to her admission at a second nursing home. There, a pressure ulcer progressed and became infected, in addition to suffering from dehydration and malnourishment. As a result of alleged nursing home negligence, the resident died on Nov. 17.
A lawsuit was pursued based on alleged nursing home negligence and wrongful death, resulting in an out of court settlement.
If you or a family member has suffered significant personal injuries, or if a loved one has suffered personal injuries or a wrongful death as the result of a negligence or medical malpractice, contact the law office of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Call (617) 742-1900 in the Boston area, or for clients in greater Massachusetts, New England, or other states across the U.S., call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. Our product liability attorneys are here to answer your questions and protect your legal rights.
By James A. Swartz of Swartz & Swartz, P.C. – Permalink
Negligence in Nursing homes