Case Conclusion Date:November 1, 2007
Practice Area:Nursing Home Abuse - Neglect
Description:Our client was an 81-year-old resident of an assisted living facility. She suffered from advance dementia, but was otherwise healthy. During a short period of time, she fell three times. After the third fall, she became non-ambulatory prompting a call to a physician. The physician examined the resident in bed, but failed to perform any testing to determine why she became non-ambulatory. The following week her health declied rapidly and she was sent to the hospital where it was discovered she had suffered a seriously fractured hip a week earlier. The fracture was misssed by the visiting doctor, and her complaints of pain were ignored by the facility. She died two weeks later. The case was litigated for approximately six months and a confidential settlement was acheived.