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Woman awarded $1.3 Million for Elder Abuse at Nursing Home

A jury has determined that a woman suffered elderly abuse and neglect in 2006 at an elder-care facility and awarded her more than $1.3 million for past medical bills and damages. In October 2006, the woman was placed at the six-bed facility by her husband. The woman suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was recovering from hip surgery. According to the nursing home negligence suit the victim fell at the facility and suffered a head contusion, broken ribs and a punctured lung. Caregivers at the facility placed her in bed but did not immediately call her doctor or family. The next morning, her husband found her nonresponsive and the victim was taken to the hospital. According to the trial, there was an inability to monitor, care for or even understand the needs of the elderly. Nursing home negligence often occurs when the staff is not prepared to deal with Alzheimer’s disease. To read more about the elderly abuse, please click the link.