Compensation for Nursing Home Neglect: Failure to Prevent Falls & Bed Sores

We obtained a significant six-figure settlement on behalf of the estate of an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease against a Long Island nursing home whose negligence resulted in her suffering numerous serious falls, painful fractures, and bed sores (pressure ulcers). The facility failed to properly assess her needs and provide interventional measures, even though the resident was at a high risk for falls.

Deborah Truhowsky

In a little over a year, the elderly woman fell 16 times—resulting in fractures of the pelvis, spine, nose, and wrist—and developed multiple bed sores that became infected and required agonizing debridement procedures (removal of dead tissue).


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Compensation for Nursing Home Abuse: Captured by a Hidden Camera

We obtained a significant six-figure settlement against a nursing home in New York City for elder abuse and neglect. The client, a frail woman in her late 80s, had several suspicious injuries and painful bed sores. When the family didn’t receive satisfactory explanations from the nursing home, they cleverly hid a camera in her room and captured on film several incidents of elder abuse and neglect by the nursing home staff.

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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