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Patient Wins Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit

A jury determined that the death of a nursing home resident was elderly neglect and abuse. The jury awarded the family $1.25 million, concluding a four-year nursing home neglect lawsuit over the care her father received at the nursing center. The lawsuit accused the nursing home of providing inadequate attention to the elderly man. He had to go to the hospital for treatment of a bedsore that infected his left buttock to the bone. The nursing assistants testified that there weren’t enough staffers to provide adequate care. The man should have been turned over every two hours to alleviate the pressure that leads to bedsores. While the family continuously asked the nursing home to provide better care, no changes were made. To read the full story, click here.