Published on:

Nursing Home Faces Wrongful-death Lawsuit

A nursing home was named in a $32.5 million wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of a deceased woman. The administrator of her estate is suing both the nursing home and the former nursing home administrator. The woman, who had been in the care of the nursing home, was admitted to a hospital shortly before her death with multiple infected sores on her body. The nursing home negligence lawsuit claims that a sore on her left ankle became infected and grew deep enough to expose bone. Complications from the wound are believed to have caused her wrongful death. The lawsuit also alleges that the victim’s family was never told about the infected sore or other lesions that formed. The woman had a high risk for pressure ulcers and the nursing home was supposed to reposition her every two hours. This is the third nursing home abuse lawsuit filed against the nursing home in a year. One of the other lawsuits involved bed sores as well. To read more about the nursing home negligence lawsuit, please click the link.