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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 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.

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