Nursing homes are often entrusted with our relatives when they are no longer able to care for themselves. Families expect the highest level of care and expertise possible, especially due to the fact that many of these nursing homes are a great financial burden. Unfortunately, this trust and high level of expected care is too frequently violated. This is because the elderly inhabitants of nursing homes too often become targets of elder abuse, neglect, and theft. The sad reality is that this mistreatment goes mostly unreported, unnoticed, and not remedied. Our Boston nursing home abuse attorneys have decades of experience achieving superlative results for our clients. If you believe a loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, our Boston attorneys will make sure that you receive the financial compensation that justice requires.
58-year-old Kenneth Allers suffered from non-alcohol related cirrhosis of the liver; he was placed in the Sterling Park Health Care Center in Waite Park, Minnesota, at the request of his family. According to reports, Mr. Allers had severe cognitive impairments which required regular staff assistance. On the morning of August 6, 2016, Mr. Allers reportedly had two seizures that lasted about 40 seconds each. His attending nurse was asked to administer pain medication, which she allegedly failed to do.
Over the next 11 hours, Mr. Allers allegedly suffered seven more seizures, one of which caused him to bite off a piece of his tongue causing “oral trauma.” He passed away soon after these events due to his serious injuries. It is alleged that his attending nurse failed to provide the resident with any pain medication and did not contact the physician regarding the resident’s change in condition. The nurse is currently facing charges of neglect following a six-month investigation by the Minnesota Department of Health.
If you or a family member have been a victim of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident. Call us 24/7 at (617) 787-3700, or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!