A patient in a nursing home suffered from malnutrition, pressure ulcers, infections, dehydration, weight loss, and a broken arm based on lack of care. As a result the patient died, bringing the family to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Other lawsuits of a similar nature have also been brought against the same nursing home facility.
“If such neglect results in death, the surviving family has the option to file a wrongful death lawsuit to send the care facility, its owners and other families in a similar situation, a strong message that elder neglect is not to be overlooked or tolerated,” said a wrongful death attorney familiar with the case. For more, read the story.