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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.

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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.

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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.

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