Compensation for In-Home Neglect: A Nurse Too Busy to Provide Proper Care
We obtained a significant settlement for the family of a deceased elderly woman against a home care agency. The woman was in her late 80s, with both dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and required 24-hour in-home care. While receiving this care, she became dehydrated, malnourished with sepsis due to aspiration pneumonia, and developed a pressure ulcer (bed sore) that became infected.
Due to poor supervision and care planning by the supervisory staff of the agency, she did not receive the appropriate services to prevent her deterioration and eventual death.
This case settled before trial and the money was awarded to the woman’s estate.
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