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Woman suffers fractured pelvis in Florida ALF

Location: Brevard County, Florida

Plaintiff: A 92-year-old woman
Defendant: An assisted living facility and its administrator
Amount: Confidential
Alleged Injuries:  Non-lethal negligence in a case where a woman suffered painful a fracture at an ALF

Description: The woman suffered falls with a head injury and ultimately a fractured right superior and inferior pubic ramus at the facility. The injuries caused her severe pain and suffering. The defendants failed to provide adequate supervision to protect the plaintiff from falling. They also failed to monitor significant signs and symptoms of change in her condition and to adequately respond to them.

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Man suffers eight falls, serious bedsore at Florida ALF

Location: Manatee County, Florida

Plaintiff: An 87-year-old man
Defendant: An assisted living facility, its executive director and administrator
Amount: Confidential
Alleged Injuries:  Non-lethal negligence, lethal negligence and wrongful death in the case of a man who suffered eight falls and multiple trips to the ER while he lived at the facility

Description: A man who moved into an assisted living facility because he needed help managing on his own after his wife passed away ended up with three visits to the ER and one longer hospitalization. His injuries included numerous skin tears, a Stage II coccyx ulcer, dehydration, infections and eight falls.

The facility and its staff failed to provide a safe environment for the plaintiff and to prevent him from developing decubitus ulcers. They also failed to provide adequate hygiene and to respond to his dehydration appropriately. As a result, he suffered pain and disability before his death.

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Woman given wrong medication, dies at Florida assisted living facility

Location: Marion County, Florida

Plaintiff: A 100-year-old woman
Defendant: An assisted living facility and its administrator
Amount: Confidential
Alleged Injuries:  Non-lethal negligence, lethal negligence and wrongful death in a case where a woman died after being given the wrong medication

Description: The plaintiff moved into the assisted living facility because she needed help taking her medications. Two days after moving in, the plaintiff was found unconscious in the dining room. EMS arrived and was told she was given the wrong resident’s medications. She was taken to the hospital and given fluids and epinephrine but never recovered enough to return to the ALF. She passed away at hospice nine days later.

The defendants failed to properly hire and supervise employees and ensure that licensed nurses exercised professional care. They also failed to prescribe and administer proper medication to the plaintiff, among other failures.

Disclaimer: The results described on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. A prospective client may not obtain the same or similar results as those described on this website.

Broken hip at Florida assisted living facility leads to death

Location: Marion County, Florida

Plaintiff: A 92-year-old woman
Defendant: An assisted living facility and its administrator
Date: 12/22/2015
Amount: Confidential
Alleged Injuries:  Non-lethal negligence, lethal negligence and wrongful death in a case where an assisted living facility resident suffered a broken hip and died a month later

Description: The plaintiff suffered from urinary tract infections, pneumonia, falls and a hip fracture that required total hip replacement surgery while a resident at the assisted living facility.  The defendants failed to properly hire, retain and supervise employees and to ensure they exercised care consistent with professional standards. They also failed to keep the plaintiff safe and prevent her from falling. As a result, she suffered extreme pain and medical expenses before passing away at hospice.

Disclaimer: The results described on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. A prospective client may not obtain the same or similar results as those described on this website.

Woman endures serious injuries, infections at Florida ALF

Location: Hillsborough County

Plaintiff: An 84-year-old woman
Defendant: An assisted living facility and its administrator
Amount: Confidential
Alleged Injuries:  Non-lethal negligence, lethal negligence and wrongful death in a case where a woman suffered serious injuries and infections at an ALF

Description: The plaintiff suffered pressure sores, falls, dehydration and malnutrition despite having a feeding tube, and infections such as MRSA (an antibiotic-resistant bacteria) and cellulitis (a life-threatening skin infection), while living at the ALF. The defendants failed to monitor significant signs and symptoms of change in the plaintiff’s condition and to adequately respond. They also endangered residents, including the plaintiff, by failing to use reasonable care in accepting and keeping residents based on desired payer sources, coupled with high acuity and rehabilitation needs, which allow for higher billing without regard to whether the staff could meet the residents’ needs. The Defendants further endangered residents by failing to adjust staffing levels to meet the needs of the residents, including the plaintiff.

Disclaimer: The results described on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. A prospective client may not obtain the same or similar results as those described on this website.

Victim of neglect at ALF choked to death at facility

Location: Pasco County, Florida

Plaintiff: A 76-year-old woman
Defendant: An assisted living facility and its administrator
Amount: Confidential
Alleged Injuries:  Non-lethal negligence, lethal negligence and wrongful death in a case where a woman choked to death

Description: After two months in the assisted living facility, the plaintiff suffered from a fall with injury, urinary tract infections and aspiration pneumonia. Later, she choked while eating and died. The defendants failed to assess, recognize and respond to risks of aspiration/choking in a resident with a known diagnosis and history of dysphagia and swallowing difficulty. They also failed to provide timely assistance from trained emergency response personnel in a life threatening situation.

Disclaimer: The results described on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. A prospective client may not obtain the same or similar results as those described on this website.

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