Our firm recently had a case that we settled on behalf of an 87-year old former nursing home resident’s estate. This settlement was in excess of a half of a million dollars.
Our client was a fall risk, and had fallen during the night. The next day, despite the fact that the nursing home staff noticed that she had fallen, despite the fact that they noticed she had diminished mental capacity, they did not take her to the hospital.
She was already scheduled for a check-up with her primary care doctor the following day. It was one of the clinicians there that noticed our client was clearly injured in a fall. The staff at her primary care physician’s office rushed her to the emergency room immediately.
Unfortunately, partly due to the fact that the client was on blood thinners, and partly due to the complete lack of diligence on the part of the nursing home, our client died at the hospital a few days after being admitted into the emergency room.
The family hired our firm within a year of her death. Immediately we put the nursing home on notice, requested records from the nursing home, state and federal agencies, and other medical providers. Once we went through the records, we hired several experts to provide statements regarding the nursing home’s fault in our client’s death. This information was provided to the nursing home’s insurance company.
After mediation, we settled the case and the family was extremely happy with the result.
If your loved one has been injured in a nursing home or assisted living facility, and you do not know which way to turn, please call and speak to one of our experienced Atlanta nursing home lawyers today.